It seems he bit off more than he could chew… *JOE gets coat and runs away*
A man who broke his tooth after he ate a rasher from a restaurant in Swords in Dublin has been awarded €4,250 by the Swords District Court.
Shane McQuillan decided that a rasher and sausage sandwich was the best way to ease his rumbling belly when he visited More and Food Ltd near Dublin Airport.
But unfortunately for the 32-year-old, the bacon in question had a vicious sting in its tail, in the form of a crispy rasher rind which damaged one of his rear molars.
According to the Irish Independent, he told barrister Pat Purcell BL, when he took a second bite from the sandwich he felt something hard “like a brick” break his tooth.
He now suffers from occasional pain in his tooth and is unable to drink cold drinks due to its sensitivity.
Judge Patricia McNamara initially awarded €6,500 in general damages and €2,500 in special damages, but as McQuillan should have seen the danger in biting the “hard like a brick” rasher.
Therefore for contributory negligence, she halved the sum and ordered the defendant pay his legal costs.
Bacon can be a dangerous meat if its not treated with respect, you’ve been warned readers…
Hat-tip to the Irish Independent.