A New York City cop police officer found himself in the middle of a mouth emergency after he bit into a sandwich he received from a shop in Queens.
Apparently, there was a razor blade hidden inside.
The plainclothes officer, an on-duty member of the NYPD’s Critical Response Command, purchased the Philly cheesesteak at Bon Appetit, a sandwich shop on Beach 129th St. in Rockaway Park about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, sources with knowledge of the case said.
The cop, a 24-year veteran of the NYPD, cut the inside of his mouth on the razor as he chomped on the cheesesteak. He was taken to Nassau Community Medical Center for a minor wound, sources said.
Police were trying to determine if a shop employee knew the customer was a cop and planted the razor inside the sandwich or if this was a freak accident.
Cops recovered DNA evidence from the razor, but have yet to gain access to the store’s surveillance system to see who prepared the food, sources said.
Police were expected to return to the eatery Friday to continue their investigation. Workers at Bon Appetit declined to comment when reached by phone Friday.
Our mouths hurt just thinking about this. Ouch.