US cook jailed for hair in cop sandwich

2011-01-20 22:05

Evesham - A former cook at a restaurant [in New Jersey] is getting 15 days in jail for adding an unwelcome ingredient to a police officer's bagel sandwich.

Twenty-seven-year-old Ryan Burke admitted putting his own pubic and chest hairs in the sandwich in February 2010. He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and retaliation for a past official action.

The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill reports a judge sentenced Burke last week to 15 days in prison, to be served on weekends. He's also ordered to serve two years of probation.

Authorities say the Evesham police officer had previously stopped Burke for a traffic violation.