Proving once again that Kentucky is unlike anywhere else, a Chinese restaurant a short 30 minute drive away from me was closed by health inspectors over the presence of roadkill in the kitchen.
The son of the owner of the Red Flower Chinese Restaurant apparently stopped and picked up a deer that had been killed on Interstate 75, and brought it to work with him.
Customers saw workers bringing the carcass into the restaurant and quickly called local officials from the health department, which shuttered the eatery upon seeing the deer in the kitchen.
Paul Lawson, the environmental health inspector in Whitley County, says the restaurant will be allowed to reopen once they pass another inspection. The Red Flower faces no fines or other punitive measures other than the temporary closing.
As for the owner of the Red Flower, he let the health department know that the deer was never intended for customers, but to feed his family.
Everyone knows canine and feline are the meats used for customers, silly!
Stay classy, Kentucky!
After the break, check out the report on the incident filed by WKYM television.