Chanele Montgomery says she knew something was wrong when her daughter kept smacking her on the arm but couldn’t speak.
“Trinity wasn’t talking but she was gagging and hitting me on the arm while I was driving,” said Montgomery, who noted they had just left the McDonald’s on Cleveland Highway in Dalton. “We were coming up Glenwood Avenue and there was a police car on the corner. I thought (the officer) was going to pull me over because I was weaving trying to figure out what was wrong with her. Finally she bit into it and spit it out.”
It was a penny in the cheeseburger her daughter couldn’t wait to eat since she’d skipped lunch at school.
“I pulled in to show the officer the penny,” she said. “I was emotional and very upset. He told me to take it back after I showed it to him, and to come back and tell him if they didn’t believe me.”
Montgomery said Trinity, 10, appeared to be OK after she got the penny out of her mouth. But she did take her daughter to a doctor “for safety reasons” after a quick trip back to the restaurant.
After showing the manager the penny, she was questioned, she said.
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