(01/09/2007)
A Kanawha County man is suing a Bob Evans Restaurant in Ripley after he bit into a rock during his meal.

In 2004, Peter Chambers said he ordered "Pot Roast Hash." While eating it he "bit into a quarter-inch sized pebble concealed within chopped potatoes in the dish."

He then spat it out and showed it to the manager, who then apologized and reportedly said, "the pebble must have been concealed in the raw, uncut potatoes."

Chambers claims the manager also said "this sometimes happens," but assured Chambers that the restaurant would quit selling the dish.

The damage suit in Kanawha Circuit Court, claims Chambers has experienced pain in the tooth since he bit into the rock.

He stated his dentist informed him he had a hairline crack "consistent with biting into a rock."

Chambers claims calls to Bob Evans were neglected, but says a claim agent would do an investigation.

Chambers claims the agent finally told him "just go file a lawsuit."

He is seeking judgment for $5,000 to cover the medical expenses.


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