Scary Meal: Family Gets Sick After Eating LSD-Laced Steak

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida woman who was 9 months pregnant and her family became ill after eating meat tainted with LSD.

Tampa police say doctors induced labor and the woman had a healthy baby boy. The entire family was eventually released from the hospital in good condition.

Tampa police say the family of four ate the tainted meat Monday. The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office reported Friday that the meat had been contaminated with the hallucinogenic drug.

Police say the bottom round steak was purchased from a Wal-Mart in Tampa. The store has turned over all its meat to police for testing.

Local police, along with county health officials and state and federal agriculture officials, are investigating how the drug got into the meat.

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43 comments

    • J Christina Scott

      I agree, I mean really now, working at Mcdonalds is substandard pay and hours and they tell you to sell your christmas gifts to make ends meat. Walmart is no different than any fast food joint in the way they pay their workers. You get just as substandard a product from Mc Donalds as anything you will buy at Walmart. Many a great restaurant folded after McDonalds showed up in town oh so many years ago but the masses need a villain.And for all the people that complain still the shoppers come and the workers work on.

  • BaR

    Nothings wrong with shopping at Walmart, the animals don’t get slaughtered at Walmart, it was done before it got there you idiots !

  • Ann

    KFC can be scary too. My aunt bought a bucket of chicken for the family and the kids started eating first. When the adults started eating they could tell the chicken was bad. They went back to KFC with it and as they went into the store the employees saw them and said…”The manager made us sell it” Even before my aunt said anything. They all got sick and KFC paid the doctor bills..

  • Diane Cunard

    I agree, there is nothing wrong with shopping at walmart..and someone else did it…it was not the stores fault even if it was some idiot that worked there. They cannot hire people to watch over the people they hire 24 hrs a day.

      • Ruth G

        It is very hard for one store manager to watch all 30+ employees in one shift at one time we also have paperwork, invoices, security, n customers to deal with so like the person said even if an employee at walmart did it u can’t blame the walmart franchise

      • J Christina Scott

        Um a store manager is there to manage store operations and teach their employees how to operate within the store not how to operate in life itself…that is a job for the parent and then the adult they themselves become. So nope not the stores fault, nor the managers job.

  • Alisha

    Walmart has no control over where the meat comes from, BUT they are responsible for the people they contract with. Everything they sell comes from China. Tell me, are you REALLY that surprised?! Only shop at Walmart if you don’t care about America and don’t care about the quality of your purchases.

    • Billy

      Actually, all Wal-Mart meat is from the states. I worked in the neat department and I’ve also ran it..

      • Anonymous

        IT WAS BILLY!! I knew it had to be someone who knew and understood the meat department of WalMart. Tsk tsk, Billy. I expected better of you. And here are all these people blaming everyone except the one person who did it. Billy. Haha So stop all these conspiracies, it was Billy. Leave it at that. :)

  • Kevin B.

    Now they will want producers to package meat in those impossible to cut or open clamshell plastic packages…

  • marcus

    I tell ya I’ve worked for walmart for 5 years and all u people that don’t puke walmrt and or don’t wana shop the is fine with me ur the people that come thru and cause all the problems in the 1st place we dint want ir need people like u there. There are plenty of others to shop there and i make $11.50 an hour so say and get free life insurance and much more so explain again how that’s bad and most companies don’t give bonuses i get 4 a year so like i said just stay away its appricated.

    • Matthew

      Marcus, do you not speak english or do you not know how to spell? That paragraph makes no sense lol. Your proving their point, just saying.

  • george johnston

    I would bet you that some union customer who shops at Wal-Mart slipped the LSD into the meat to embarrass Wal-Mart. Guaranteed.

  • brenda

    @wat–i had a job for over 50 years,,i dont piggy back the goverment & i do without a lot of basic things because i simply can’t afford them,so all the stores are high dollar if you can’t afford them,People need to think before they post,,you never know what life has in store for you.

  • Randy

    Walmart draws the low lifes , so if you want cheap prices, you settle for cheap quality. Sometimes you get what you pay for;

  • Chris Wesley

    well. how hard do you really think it is to walk by with a syringe and place it in the meat. that’s what I be looking into. you can’t just expect the store to be at fault.

  • Becky

    Wal-Mart is there for the poor man who cant get a break in this world cause for unknown reasons no one will hire him no body will give him a break so they have to get aid from the gov to feed themselves and pay bills so if you are bashing those who go to Wal-Mart for less expensive groceries then shame on you, you need to mind your own affair’s and leave the less fortunate alone and remember Jesus is watching.

  • Kathy

    You know, I shop at a multitude of stores, Walmart included. I have never had any meat from there that was less than I expected. Have had very good luck with their products. Some of the best steaks I’ve ever had, all meat market-style stores included.

  • Neb

    Lsd should not have survived the cooking process. Perhaps they like their steak very rare? Hmmmm, makes you think.

  • doggercise

    the sides of beef are not butchered at wal-mart. they are usually butchered somewhere thousands of miles away. in the old days, butchers bought the sides or quarters of beef. it really obsoletes the old adam smith analogy.

  • OhioMarine

    I’ve never had a problem with Walmart, or anywhere else I’ve shopped. As we read headlines, these sort of things happen pretty much anywhere, at anytime.

  • josh

    Walmarts are fine to shop at. why people would not want to shop there is beyond me. Poor, rich, the brand products sold there are the same brand products sold at Giant Eagle or what ever store you shop at. Your only fooling yourself thinking your making a worlds of difference from not shopping there, the only difference is your pockets are a little lighter.

  • CHARISSE

    LIVING IN THE SOCIETY THAT WE LIVE IN, U NEVER KNOW HOW THIS CAME TO BE. THERE ARE SICK PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT DO THINGS TO OTHERS FOR THEIR OWN ENJOYMENT. U CAN’T POINT A FINGER AT ANY ONE SPECIFICALLY. ALSO, JUST BECAUSE IT’S WALMART DOESN’T MAKE IT A BAD PLACE TO SHOP. SO FOR ALL THAT FEEL THAT THE MORE MONEY U PAY FOR ANY PRODUCT IS WHAT MAKES IT BETTER OR SUPERIOR, KNOW THIS… THE SAME COTTON USED TO MAKE WALMART SOLD UNDER WEAR IS USED TO MAKE NORDSTROM’S AND VICKY SECRETS UNDERWEAR. SMH. NARROWMINDEDNESS IS A DISEASE PEOPLE.

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