LEWISTON — A Lewiston man says he's considering legal action after finding a knife in the store-bought cake he bought for his son's 2nd birthday party.
Nathan Bibeau says as the family was slicing into the Elmo birthday cake bought at the Auburn Walmart, someone spotted a small metal paring knife.
Bibeau said he was "pretty disappointed," and called Walmart immediately.
Walmart apologized and offered a refund, Bibeau said. A corporate spokeswoman said the knife incident "should not have happened," and the retailer was eliminating use of the knives at store bakeries nationwide.
But Bibeau says the damage was done: His son's birthday party was ruined.
Meanwhile, the court of public opinion on Friday was hard at work. On Facebook, several people lambasted Bibeau for considering legal action.
"Society," wrote a Livermore Falls woman, "is so incredibly sue happy in today's world."
But Bibeau quickly pointed out that a lawsuit was not his first priority.
"Sue happy and money hungry?" he said on Friday. "I think not. Upset the fact it happened? Of course. No knife should be in a child's cake whether someone got hurt or not. This is a child's cake we are speaking of. Not an adult's."