Morgan Mill couple surprised when their order of tortillas is delivered with a human bite.
By SARA VANDEN BERGE
Dr. Bill Hodges and his wife Linda were in for quite a surprise Saturday when three packages of tortillas they ordered from Amazon arrived at their Morgan Mill home with a human bite.
“One of the packages just had a nibble (out of the tortillas), but the others had a full, back-to-the-molar bite out of them,” Dr. Hodges said.
The couple placed the order with Amazon on April 7 and the tortillas were shipped out April 9.
“The tracking shows the tortillas arrived in Fort Worth on April 11 and were shipped out at 7:02 a.m. the next day,” he said. “But they didn’t arrive at our house until April 25.
“The mystery is where did the tortillas go for 13 days?”
And who, of course, took a chomp out of them?
Dr. Hodges reported the incident to the Erath County Sheriff’s Office but were told there is nothing the agency can do until it’s proven the bite was made in Texas.
The couple then contacted Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service who say they are investigating.
“The response we have received has been appropriate, but I think the prospect of catching who did this is dim,” he said.
Dr. Hodges understands that whoever nibbled on his tortillas was either hungry or just playing a prank.
But it’s no laughing matter.
Dr. Hodges is battling cancer and has taken the stay-at-home orders to quarantine seriously.
“This isn’t a joke,” he said. “It should be a crime in the days of COVID-19.”
Turns out, it is.
The Hodges’ daughter, Martha Taylor, is a Stephenville attorney who informed her parents that tampering with consumer products is a felony.
Meanwhile, Amazon has promised to resend the low-carb tortillas to the Hodges right away with the promise of a few extra packages.
Soon they hope to enjoy a cheesy quesadilla or pan of enchiladas.
“You can’t make this stuff up,” Dr. Hodges said. “It’s the Morgan Mill version of licking the Blue Bell ice cream.”