How Much Do You Think Burger King Paid To Settle The Lawsuit Over The Unwrapped Condom In This Kid’s Whopper?

- By Bossip Staff

We can’t think of a number high enough to pay for the trauma that would occur if we found this in our sandwich, but apparently this guy did.

The lawyer for a Vermont man who claimed he bit into a Burger King sandwich and found an unwrapped condom says his lawsuit’s been settled out of court.

Attorney Devin McLaughlin said Friday details of the settlement of the 2007 lawsuit are confidential and won’t be disclosed.

In 2007, Van Miguel Hartless sued the owners of the Rutland Burger King, Carrols Corp. of Syracuse, N.Y., which denied the claim and filed a countersuit.

At the time, Hartless claimed his experience after biting into the Southwestern Whopper caused him “sustained pain and suffering, vomiting, nightmares, mental and emotional distress” and medical expenses. He couldn’t be reached for comment Friday.

The Rutland Herald, which first reported the settlement, says Hartless and the company asked a court Oct. 6 to dismiss the case.

SMH. That’s gross. We’re feeling some emotional distress just thinking about this! Can we sue too???


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  • that damn sh#$ disturber

    YOU GOTTA SH!TTIN ME!!! sue??? i’d be ready to kill!!!

  • Prich

    Condom free burgers for life unwrapped and inspected. Lol

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  • nana

    I guess he’s paid for life! Lol

  • don't ask

    I’d like to know how he proved that he did not put the condom in the burger himself. I’m not saying that he did, but Burger king is not just going to give out money like that. Years ago I found the tip of a blade in a steak, but the lawyer said that I would have to prove that I didn’t put it there. Maybe things have changed.


    “sustained pain and suffering, vomiting, nightmares, mental and emotional distress”…BOY STOP!! He ain’t suffer all that over a damn condom in his burger – I mean, he didn’t eat it!

    • MissB

      Nah I’m with him on this one. I’m one of those people who are really picky about food cause my stomach gets upset really easily.

      I think it would have stressed me out, and gave me a phobia about eating anything I haven’t prepared myself

  • cmp2010

    well then lemme stick sumthin in my next burger an sue too…i got bills

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  • divalious

    Thats y i dont eat out anymore,i cook my own food for my family.its always something smh

  • http://deleted Just Sayin

    Free condoms for life!

  • Joann

    Ok really… How is the plausible a condom in a burger, unless it was planted there by one or more of the employees. But how is he gonna verfiy that don’t take the meal home and the proclaim duh, that why your always suppose to check the meal for occuracy before you leave the resturant not after BK won’t pay this kid a cent for what reason. A condom under a bed at a hotel and the child finds and puts it in his mouth, ok that right there can be proven cause the boy caught an STD from it and the parent immediatly adviced the clerk fact but this story so false.

    • Mya J.

      FYI….Actually, crazier cases come into my office everyday. Also, Burger King already paid the settlement so I’m guessing BK paid him a lot of cents. Ane even if Burger King employees planted it in the burger as agents of the corporation Burger King would still be liable. Agent Law 101.


    That’s gross. We’re feeling some emotional distress just thinking about this! Can we sue too??? LMAO….I KNOW RIGHT!!!

  • jazzie91

    Wow that’s disgusting!!! But dude gonna be set for life.

  • ignoranceisbliss

    I wouldn’t have paid him sh*t unless he was in the store when he found the condom supposedly in that burger.

  • sanriobaby =^.^=

    Gross! Investigate your food people!

  • Shananigans

    just disgusting

  • deelucious

    He might have put it there himself and is now trying to make money off it. I could easily do that if I wanted to. Especially if I had inside help from friends within the company. They could be my accomplices and we’d all make some money after the court case

  • mike

    Honestly, I believe it was a set up for quick $$$. I believe it was a scam.

  • 4reakz

    not pizza hut I meant dominos.

  • Greeneyedbandit

    I be done f**ked up my chances of a lawsuit,by catchin a case! Poor fella! I believe the employees played a joke on him and it cost they stupid a**es!

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  • http://bossip Pimp 4 A Day

    They put the condom in the whopper to prevent him from having a junior whopper.

  • true

    Dam I’m getting ideas. I got a lot of bills to pay, I guess I’ll hit

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