Cops: cook layers cop's sandwich with pubic hairs, his own........
Feb. 12, 2011
EVESHAM, N.J. - A former restaurant cook has received jail time and probation for putting pubic and chest hairs in a police officer's breakfast sandwich.
Superior Court Judge Charles Delehey sentenced Ryan Burke on Jan. 14 to at least 15 days and two years of probation after he pleaded guilty to charges he doctored an Evesham officer's turkey, egg and cheese bagel sandwich with a few choice ingredients of his own.
Burke, 27, was a line cook at Good Foods to Go last February when he put his pubic hair in the sandwich of an officer who had stopped by the restaurant, police said.
It wasn't the first time Burke and the officer had crossed paths; a year earlier, the officer stopped Burke for a traffic violation.
Police said at the time of his arrest, Burke confessed to defiling the sandwich and said he did so because of ill will toward the officer.
As for the partially consumed sandwich itself, police said they confiscated it and sent the hairs to the state police lab for analysis.
The hairs were ultimately determined to be a match to a DNA swab taken from Burke. While Burke, who was immediately fired from the restaurant, told a reporter the charges were "ridiculous" after his arrest, he ultimately pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and retaliation for a past official action, police said.
Reached at his home on Tuesday, Burke, who will serve his jail time on weekends, declined comment.
The pube eating officer also declined an interview.