Dominic Wilson Jr, a 15-month-old child was hospitalized after a so-called “behind-the-bar mix-up” at a Michigan Applebee’s restaurant that left the toddler sipping on alcohol instead of apple juice.
Police was called to the Madison Heights restaurant on Friday April 8th after the parents noticed that their son was behaving strangely.
“He was saying ‘hi’ and ‘bye’ to the walls,” said Wilson’s mother, Taylor Dill-Reese, 18. “He laid his head down like he was sleepy, then woke up and got really hyper.”
At first the mother thought that this peculiar behavior was due to a lack of sleep. But at the end of the meal, she said that Wilson’s father was stunned by what he tasted after taking a sip of his son’s juice.
The juice was in fact an alcoholic concoction that was stored in a mislabeled container, according to a Madison Heights Police Departement news release.
“The container was apple juice but it had margarita mix in it,” Dill-Reese said.
The toddler was immediately rushed to the hospital, where his blood alcohol content was measured at 0.10, Dill-Reese said.
“They said if he had drank that whole cup he would have died,” she said, adding that she and her family will never return to the eatery.
“It was unreal,” she said. “You don’t expect to go to a family restaurant, and your 15-month-old gets served alcohol.”
Dill-Reese said the child is doing OK but they are taking him to see a doctor because he’s “not eating like he used to.”
“Obviously any situation like this is unacceptable,” Applebee’s officials said in a statement. “We are working with local authorities and conducting our own investigation to assess exactly what happened.”
Police have deemed the incident an accident.
Well… Dominic Wilson is not old enough to drink but apparently he’s definitely old enough to be a victim of racims/white supremacy.