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Father finds knife in child’s birthday cake purchased from Walmart bakery
yahoo ^ | March 6, 2013

Posted on 03/06/2013 4:57:34 PM PST by lowbridge

Nathan Bibeau of Lewiston, Maine said he made an unsettling discovery during his son Cayden’s 2nd birthday celebration. After the toddler blew out the candles, his Elmo-themed cake was cut and four pieces in, he found a paring knife inside the dessert. So the party was paused and Bibeau called the Auburn Walmart bakery where he purchased the cake to inform them

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While the father says he understands that mistakes can happen and will still shop at Walmart, he has contacted a lawyer and is considering legal action.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: knife; walmart
Wow, man! I can make a buck off of this! /sarcasm
1 posted on 03/06/2013 4:57:51 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

I would be stoked, there is a good chance that it is a high quality, fairly expensive paring knife, (if it wasn’t damaged).


2 posted on 03/06/2013 5:01:55 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: lowbridge

“While the father says he understands that mistakes can happen and will still shop at Walmart, he has contacted a lawyer and is considering legal action.”

Why? No harm no foul...


3 posted on 03/06/2013 5:02:08 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: lowbridge

Boy, someone is still selling a product with a free prize inside. Cool!


4 posted on 03/06/2013 5:02:17 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: lowbridge

I’m always suspect of such “discoveries”.


5 posted on 03/06/2013 5:02:47 PM PST by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: lowbridge
While the father says he understands that mistakes can happen and will still shop at Walmart, he has contacted a lawyer and is considering legal action.

The first phone call a liberal makes in an emergency?

The nearest Slip and Fall lawyer.

"Gladys, stop that choking. I can't hear the lawyer."


6 posted on 03/06/2013 5:03:43 PM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: lowbridge

I remember a man in the Ft. Walton Bch. Wal-mart was bitten by a pygmy rattler in their garden dept.

He said he was not going to sue but thought Wal-Mart should pay for his hospital bill.

I think he was being pretty decent about it.


7 posted on 03/06/2013 5:03:55 PM PST by yarddog (Per Ardua Ad Alta.)
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To: lowbridge

Cool!

Free knife!


8 posted on 03/06/2013 5:07:42 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: lowbridge

Why would anyone buy an Elmo cake? Elmo is allegedly a gay pedophile. The child will be traumatized for life.

As for a paring knife in a cake, I hope they filmed it all. I’ve made a lot of cakes, and I don’t recall ever needing a paring knife for any part of the process.


9 posted on 03/06/2013 5:09:52 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Huskrrrr

“Boy, someone is still selling a product with a free prize inside. Cool!”

Better make sure it’s 2.3” or less otherwise and Big Sis will be in your butt :)


10 posted on 03/06/2013 5:10:16 PM PST by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: lowbridge

There is no way if this happened to me that this story would get out to the media. I would contact the store and that would be that. People are so greedy these days, always looking to make a buck. I am sick to death of these stories.


11 posted on 03/06/2013 5:13:20 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: snoringbear

Obviously a case of mistaken address, that cake
was supposed to go to the state prison farm.


12 posted on 03/06/2013 5:13:20 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: petitfour

What was a paring knife doing in the bakery? Having worked in one, I can’t ever remember seeing a pairing knife laying around or even using one in the bakery and I’m hard pressed to think of a purpose for a paring knife in the bakery.


13 posted on 03/06/2013 5:28:27 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: ansel12

I would be stoked, there is a good chance that it is a high quality, fairly expensive paring knife, (if it wasn’t damaged).

Either you have never seen the inside of a Walmart in your lifetime or you are accusing a Walmart worker of bringing a high quality knife into the bakery without the knowledge of Walmart superiors. I would not make the mistake of calling any product found at a Walmart high quality.


14 posted on 03/06/2013 5:30:27 PM PST by cquiggy
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To: tet68

> Obviously a case of mistaken address, that cake
was supposed to go to the state prison farm.
Beat me to it...lol


15 posted on 03/06/2013 5:36:09 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: vpintheak

I agree....tired of scumbags running to the lawyer.....greed


16 posted on 03/06/2013 5:38:15 PM PST by Bravo six (Bravo six)
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To: lowbridge

Did they get the prison party cake?


17 posted on 03/06/2013 5:41:16 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: lowbridge

Walmart cakes come in baked and frozen. They are defrosted and
iced/decorated at store level. Hard to believe a knife fell in at the cake factory assembly line. Either it was intentionally put in or this story is half-baked.


18 posted on 03/06/2013 5:42:53 PM PST by pnut22
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To: Bravo six

News video here. As soon as you see the father you can tell he’s a young liberal scumbag that would love to feed off the governing tit for life:

http://www.wgme.com/news/top-stories/stories/wgme_vid_15678.shtml


19 posted on 03/06/2013 5:43:53 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Bravo six

News video here. As soon as you see the father you can tell he’s a young liberal scumbag that would love to feed off the government tit for life:

http://www.wgme.com/news/top-stories/stories/wgme_vid_15678.shtml


20 posted on 03/06/2013 5:44:09 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: cquiggy

Lefties never tire of attacking the pro-gun, anti-union Walmart, no matter how childish they sound.


21 posted on 03/06/2013 5:46:13 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: lowbridge

Look in this fellows knife drawer and see if there are any in there to match it.


22 posted on 03/06/2013 5:51:09 PM PST by Venturer
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To: jsanders2001

Walmarts attorneys will rip him a new hole and allege that he planted it so he could file the lawsuit. They will disintegrate him and ruin his reputation. He has no idea what he’s getting himself into if he sues them. He’ll be lucky if he gets $500 in a settlement agreement and he’ll still owe his attorney $20 -50K...lol. I say go for it liberal idiot.


23 posted on 03/06/2013 5:51:09 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: lowbridge

Well at least no one cut the cake to look like a gun


24 posted on 03/06/2013 5:53:58 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: yarddog

> I remember a man in the Ft. Walton Bch. Wal-mart was bitten by a pygmy rattler in their garden dept.

He said he was not going to sue but thought Wal-Mart should pay for his hospital bill.

I think he was being pretty decent about it.

That’s an entirely different situation. There you’ve got prima facia evidence of damages and witnesses in an environment where theyt can attest to what they saw. The injury occurred on property owned by Walmart and under their control where they control the safety parameters. In addition the victim suffered real life threatening injuries as a result of their negligence and he incurred expenses for medical care. In this situation there’s no damages; Walmart would make him a new cake, apologize and throw in sone more goodies for measure and he knows it. This is a situation where a young liberal sees an opportunity to cash in. Sometimes people make mistakes. This was one of them and the liberal doesn’t want to be forgiving because he sees an opportunity he can exploit or profit. Trust me, Walmart’s attorneys have already been contacted and they are running a background check on him to see if he has any prior convictions or filed any frivolous lawsuits in the past among other things.


25 posted on 03/06/2013 6:04:15 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: yarddog

> I remember a man in the Ft. Walton Bch. Wal-mart was bitten by a pygmy rattler in their garden dept.

He said he was not going to sue but thought Wal-Mart should pay for his hospital bill.

I think he was being pretty decent about it.

That’s an entirely different situation. There you’ve got prima facia evidence of damages and witnesses in an environment where theyt can attest to what they saw. The injury occurred on property owned by Walmart and under their control where they control the safety parameters. In addition the victim suffered real life threatening injuries as a result of their negligence and he incurred expenses for medical care. In this situation there’s no damages; Walmart would make him a new cake, apologize and throw in sone more goodies for measure and he knows it. This is a situation where a young liberal sees an opportunity to cash in. Sometimes people make mistakes. This was one of them and the liberal doesn’t want to be forgiving because he sees an opportunity he can exploit for profit. Trust me, Walmart’s attorneys have already been contacted and they are running a background check on him to see if he has any prior convictions or filed any frivolous lawsuits in the past among other things.


26 posted on 03/06/2013 6:04:37 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: lowbridge

I live in Maine and I saw this story on the local news a few days ago.

They showed the knife; it was much larger than a paring knife, but it was lying flat underneath the cake and didn’t seem to present a danger to anyone.

As I watched, I thought, “Why is this guy running to the news media?”

The reporter said that Walmart contacted the guy and asked how they could make things right.

When I heard he was contacting a lawyer, I figured he’s just another loser who is trying to win the lawsuit lottery.


27 posted on 03/06/2013 6:09:20 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: Valpal1

“I’m hard pressed to think of a purpose for a paring knife in the bakery.”

I agree, I think he chose the wrong knife for this scam...expect it to fall apart soon.


28 posted on 03/06/2013 6:27:04 PM PST by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: lowbridge

Common sense dad would have said, “Cool, free knife!”

Fifty years ago common sense dad would say, “Great, now i have to return this knife.”


29 posted on 03/06/2013 6:28:12 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: lowbridge

Dang! That cake was supposed to be delivered to the penitentiary in Lewiston!


30 posted on 03/06/2013 6:34:23 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: lowbridge

I found baby Jesus in a king cake.....


31 posted on 03/06/2013 6:35:07 PM PST by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There they are, right next to the potatoes!)
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To: lowbridge

It was a simple mistake. The cake was intended for the local jail.


32 posted on 03/06/2013 6:52:34 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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Well, maybe......


33 posted on 03/06/2013 8:12:10 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: Secret Agent Man
Fifty years ago common sense dad would say, “Great, now i have to return this knife.

On numerous occasions over the years I've been under charged at Wal-Mart because of a case of Diet Coke under the cart and I always tell the checker it is there. I cut out the U.P.C. and the next trip to W-M, I take it with me, go to the service desk and pay for it.

The part I don't like about it is if they make a big issue of my "honesty", when anything less than that is stealing.

To be sure, if I am over charged, I let them know about that too but that rarely happens.

34 posted on 03/06/2013 9:09:44 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: lowbridge

Now that the TSA in its wisdom has made a big fanfare of announcing that knives are now allowed on flights, the cake with its contents can pass through the x-ray machines at the airport with nary a second glance.


35 posted on 03/06/2013 11:55:29 PM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Huskrrrr

Reminds me of the Little Rascals prize cake.


36 posted on 03/07/2013 4:33:52 AM PST by jughandle
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To: lowbridge

Hoffa will send him a team of lawyers to help him sue Walmart.


37 posted on 03/07/2013 4:48:13 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: tet68
Obviously a case of mistaken address, that cake
was supposed to go to the state prison farm.

Good thing that cake was not delivered to a school. There would have been a swat team show up.

38 posted on 03/07/2013 5:22:15 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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