Facebook post shows worker lying in Middletown restaurant's ice machine

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- A sanitarian from the city of Middletown Health Department is scheduled to inspect the cleanliness of a fast-food restaurant today after a picture of an employee lying in an ice machine circulated on the Internet.

Jackie Phillips, the city’s health director, said the city was made aware of the picture on Facebook that showed a female lying in an ice machine, the Journal-News reported. The city was contacted by a representative of Sonic, 3607 Dixie Highway, Phillips said.

Phillips said the restaurant employee didn’t deny the accusations.

The Sonic representative told the city the machine would be emptied and sanitized.

The Journal-News has called the restaurant seeking comment.

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