A woman who found a needle in her McDonald’s fries angrily slammed the fast food restaurant online before revealing the truth.

New Zealand woman Ash Te Weri posted on Facebook in hopes of alerting others to be vigilant of their food, after finding the needle in her fries on Friday night, the NZ Herald reported.

Ms Weri claimed she had found the needle in a McDonald’s Happy Meal, and warned other people to be careful of dangerous and sharp objects in food meant for babies and children, shares Daily Mail.

However, despite her good intentions, people slammed Ms Weri and accused her of only wanting ‘attention or compensation from McDonald’s’.

McDonald’s New Zealand were not taking any chances after being contacted by Ms Weri, and alerted police.

The store where the fries were bought from assisted police and provided them with CCTV footage.

Police also conducted a search at Ms Te Weri’s home and found a packet of 20 needles, with one missing.

Detective Inspector Ross McKay told the publication police believed Ms Weri had made ‘an honest mistake’.

‘There was no malicious intent here,’ he said.

Ms Te Weri has since removed the post from her Facebook page.

Share your comments below

  • What was she thinking seriously


  • Terribly sad that people commit copy cat acts.


  • I don’t know how you could honestly mistake putting a needle in your food and then accusing a business of serving it that way in order for others to be scared of purchasing from them again. It is terrible the way that people have been tampering with food lately, I hope that the Australian strawberry industry can bounce back from this and its great to see how Australians have gotten behind our farmers.


  • There seems to be a few “copycats”. Some are doing a good job at trying to discredit businesses.
    I suspect some may also be trying to get fee food.

    • Thankfully the investigations seem to be finding the truth about the copy cat acts.


  • An honest mistake? I don’t think anything about this is a mistake


  • Terrible. Don’t these people realize how much damage they are bringing to the Australian economy??? :-(


  • Unfortunately I think there’s a few attention seekers doing this sort of thing.


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