To preface this, I (24F) am vegan, and have been for a good 10 years. I have not eaten meat since I was roughly 3-4 years old when I found out where meat comes from (spoiler alert: there were a lot of tears). This is no secret and everyone in my life knows and respects this - or so I thought.
Four nights ago, I was at a party and I will admit, I got white girl wasted. My friends thought it would be funny to feed me chicken nuggets as a prank. I checked with them before chowing down ‘are these vegan?’ To which my friends replied ‘yeah, they're sunfed’ (a type of vegan chickenless chicken). They tasted off to me but I figured it was just because I was drunk. I was wrong.
Unfortunately, she learned the next day, the chicken wasn’t “chickenless chicken.” It was chicken chicken.
I found out the next day when my sister sent me a message telling me to check my friends Snapchat story. The story was them showing the nugget packaging, and then showing them giving them to me (including the conversation where I asked if it was vegan). The and then later them mocking me and pretending to be me when I found out I ate meat (things like fake crying and yelling "the CHICKENS!!!").
The reddit user decided to call the police.
I took a screen recording of the video and took it to the police, on the grounds of food tampering, and now 3 of my (ex) friends are facing charges.
She asked the internet: Was she wrong to call the police?
They all think that I'm overreacting to a 'harmless' prank, so Reddit, AITA? In my view, they took advantage of my drunken state, tampered with my food, and publically humiliated me. In their view, it was just a prank.
Opinion was divided.
There were those who thought she had overreacted
Don’t be friends with them but Jesus Christ the police? That’s pretty pathetic.
They are crappy friends for betraying your trust and giving you meat. They don't deserve to be in your life. However, you are pressing charges against them which could affect they rest of their lives - job prospects, potential earnings, potential jail time (food tampering is a FELONY) - over chicken nuggets. If I was your other friends I would be immediately distancing myself from both the crappy friends (that prank was dumb) AND you. I would be worried about you going nuclear on me if I ever screwed up.
And those who praised her for calling the police
As a chef, you never fuck with someone food. Ever.
It wasn’t like they let her take a bite of a nugget and laughed “haha that was meat we got you!”
But that would at least seem like a drunken attempt to pull one over on someone as a “prank” (albeit way too far) whereas hiding and sneaking and posting on Snapchat behind her back is very clearly bullying done by garbage people who don’t have any regard for someone who thought they were among friends.
Never f*** with someone's food. But then they went on to MOCK her and POST IT SO SOCIAL MEDIA? Not only are they f***ing idiots, they're cruel. It's more than a lack of respect. It's mean. These people are not friends and OP did the right thing going to the police.
There are those who didn't believe the story
Sorry but how is anyone believing this?
Food tampering? From one quick google search this would not be food tampering.
I’m honestly struggling to think of any law that has actually been broken here.