Suit: Roaches in coffee sold at JJC
By Janet Lundquist email@example.com April 2, 2013 4:58PM
Updated: May 4, 2013 6:37AM
Three coffee drinkers say they got a little something extra when they bought their java from a vending machine at Joliet Junior College last summer: roaches.
That’s according to a lawsuit they filed Tuesday in Will County against the vending machine company, Hometown Suburban Vending.
The three alleged victims are seeking $50,000 each.
Bobbi Smith, who was a student at the time, and Gary Broyles, who was an employee, say that on July 26, 2012, they bought coffee from a vending machine in the college cafeteria. After taking a first sip, both saw roaches in their coffee cups, the lawsuit states.
The same thing happened on Aug. 22, the lawsuit states, when JJC staff member Richard Anderson bought coffee from the machine in the cafeteria.
He took a sip, then saw a cockroach in the cup, the lawsuit says.
Smith, Broyles and Anderson are represented by Bolingbrook attorney Bart Durham, who could not immediately be reached for comment.
A woman who answered the phone at Hometown Suburban Vending in Oak Lawn on Tuesday said there was no one available to comment on the lawsuit.
The case is scheduled for a first appearance before a judge July 22.