SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A Florida couple said they are considering going to health authorities with a sandwich from Subway that had a knife baked into the bread.
Richard Curtin, 70, of Sarasota, said he purchased a foot-long chicken teriyaki sub for his wife Aug. 3 and she discovered the 5-inch knife baked into the bread just as she was about to take her first bite, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported Monday.
"She was just about to bite into it when she discovered the knife with her finger," he said. "She could have had a nasty cut and a trip to the emergency room."
Curtin said Subway employees refunded his money, made a replacement sandwich and told him the knife, which the restaurant uses to mark bread lengths, must have been mistakenly baked into the roll.
He said he is considering reporting the find to the Sarasota County Health Department.
Mallorie Johnson, the Subway branch owner, said the employee who made the sandwich was fired and steps are being taken to prevent a repeat of the incident.
"It was absolutely unacceptable that the employees didn't notice that mistake," she said. "It's never happened before and I don't foresee it happening again."