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WOMAN SAYS MCMUFFIN HELD RAZOR BLADE

 
Published Feb. 1, 2007|Updated Feb. 1, 2007

A woman claims she found a razor blade in her McDonald's breakfast sandwich early Wednesday. Carolyn Bovey, 54, who was not injured, said she ordered the sausage, egg and cheese McMuffin in the drive-through of a McDonald's in Bradenton and found the blade in the eggs after biting into it at work, according to a police report. A store manager told authorities that the restaurant uses razor blades, but it was unclear if they were the same type Bovey says she found.

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