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Red Flower Chinese Restaurant accused of serving roadkill

5:31 PM, Oct 2, 2012   |    comments
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By Mona Nair

Williamsburg, KY (WATE/CNN) - This story may be tough for some to stomach. A Chinese food restaurant in Kentucky is accused of serving up roadkill.

One customer says she even saw employees bring a dead deer into the restaurant.

Regulars at Red Flower Chinese Restaurant say it's a non-menu item that's tough to digest.

"I was just like, oh God. You know. I was like, I couldn't believe it. I just could not," said customer Jack Hardigree.

The Whitley County Health Department shut the restaurant down after the owner admitted to bringing in roadkill, a deer found dead on the highway.

"Apparently they were going to feed it to customers, they had it all cut up and they were dissecting it," said Sheriff Colan Harrell.

Customer Katie Hopkins says she was the one who called authorities after watching the animal being wheeled in during lunch last week.

"There was this tail, a big, white, fuzzy, tail. A leg was sticking out of the garbage can. They had a box on top of it. They were wheeling it in there, like really quick, like trying to hurry. One of the other employees was mopping up blood that was dripping out of the garbage and on to the floor," she said.

While the restaurant is closed, WATE-TV did see some people behind the restaurant's locked doors. They chose not to respond to knocks at the door.

Customers say they don't know if they'll be back to the restaurant in the future.

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