ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A surprised birthday party in Arlington was cut short after a family claims to have discovered a pair of scissors buried inside the cake they purchased.
“Everybody was here sitting down. We were all around the table and we see the pair of scissors and we’re like, ‘Whoa!’ I was just very disappointed,” said Yoly Nava, who purchased the cake.
The cake cost the family $59.99 and it was for the first surprise birthday party for Nava’s mother.
Luckily, Nava said a friend spotted the blades just as the crowd began to shout, “mordida.” It’s a tradition in the Latino culture were the person being celebrated usually dives face first into the cake.
“What if those scissors would have been pointed up and I would have hurt my mom? Trying to make something good, I would have hurt my mom,” said Nava.
Feeling angry, Nava posted a video on Facebook to warn other folks what had just happened to her family.
The cake was purchased from the El Rancho Market in Arlington off of East Park Row Drive.
A manager at the corporate office called Nava to apologize and try to make it up to the family.
Nava does not want anything to do with the store and hopes the company makes changes on how it trains employees so it does not happen again.
“I think it’s enough. Scissors to me, that could have been an eye or something,” said Nava.
Managers at El Rancho Market did not want to comment and referred request to their corporate office. Calls to the company were not returned.
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