View Full Version : Kentucky restaurant shut down after roadkill found in kitchen

10-02-2012, 07:38 PM

Customers at the Red Flower Chinese Restaurant in Williamsburg, Ky., alerted authorities after they spotted something they probably wish they hadn't: restaurant employees wheeling roadkill back to the kitchen.

Local CBS affiliate WYMT interviewed the witnesses. The roadkill was apparently a deer stuffed into a trash can. "There was actually a blood trail they were mopping up behind the garbage can," customer Katie Hopkins said. "There was like a tail, and like a foot and a leg sticking out of the garbage can, and they wheeled it straight back into the kitchen."

Local health inspector Paul Lawson was called in to investigate. Lawson said the restaurant owners told him they didn't know they were doing anything wrong. "They said they didn't know they weren't allowed to do that. So that makes me concerned that maybe they could have before. They didn't admit to doing it before." The owner said he didn't plan to serve the deer to customers—instead he planned to use it to feed his family.

Triple Peanut
10-03-2012, 12:18 PM
at least it was deer and not cat

10-03-2012, 04:49 PM

10-04-2012, 11:27 AM
Maybe it was a fresh kill...lol...Deer meat is awesome BTW.

Triple Peanut
10-04-2012, 04:59 PM
my uncle (who is quite the hick) ran to the store to get ice for a family party once, he comes back covered in blood. apparently on his way back from the store he saw a road kill deer that wasn't there when he left so he knew it was fresh. he pulled over, gutted it on the side of the road, and threw it in the back of his truck. i would like to think even he would know not to serve it in a restaurant though.