CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A man in West Virginia is suing Bob Evans Restaurants after allegedly biting into a rock hidden in his meal at one of the chain's locales in Ripley, W.Va.
In a suit filed Dec. 21, Peter Chambers of Kanawha County, W.Va., alleges that two years prior he found a quarter-inch rock while eating at a Bob Evans Restaurant and has experienced tooth pain ever since he bit it, the West Virginia Record said.
The lawsuit calls for $5,000 Chambers claims to need for related medical expenses and for the restaurant chain to increase its food inspection efforts.
Prior to filing the suit, Chambers had attempted to get compensation directly from the company but never received a reply, the newspaper said.
"He was finally directed to an insurance claims agent, who said he would investigate the manner, but told Chambers to call back later to find out the results of that investigation," the court complaint said. "Each time, the agent said his investigation had revealed nothing and to call back later. When Chambers informed the agent that he was tired of being given the run-around, the agent told the plaintiff he could just go file a lawsuit."