Taco Bell’s claims of rat poison in Colorado prompted police investigations

This July 30, 2019 file photo shows a sign outside the Taco Bell restaurant in Conyers, Ga.

Authorities say a Colorado man has been hospitalized after eating a Taco Bell meal that allegedly contained rat poison.

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Public Information Officer, John Bartman, told USA TODAY on Wednesday that an investigation is currently underway.

Authorities are still working to confirm whether the man ingested rat poison — and if so, whether or not rat poison was put in his food at the restaurant.

As of now, the case has been classified as criminal attempted murder, Baartman said.

The man, who has not been publicly identified, went to Taco Bell in Aurora on Sunday afternoon, Baartman explained. Officers responded to a verbal disturbance call at the restaurant around 1 p.m., after the man argued with staff because the soft drink machine was not working.

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