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Finger discovered in Arby's sandwich

A Michigan teen finishing off an Arby's roast beef sandwich chomped down on something tough that tasted like rubber, so he spit it out.

Turns out it tasted like finger. The fleshy, severed pad of an unfortunate employee's finger, apparently.

Ryan Hart, 14, told the Jackson Citizen Patriot on Wednesday that once he got a good look at it, he knew right away what had been in the junior roast beef sandwich he was eating last Friday.

"I was like, 'That [has] to be a finger,' " Hart said. " It was just nasty."

The employee apparently cut her finger on a meat slicer and left her station without immediately telling anyone, said Steve Hall, the environmental health director for the Jackson County Health Department. Her co-workers continued filling orders until they found out what had happened, he said.

A spokesman for Atlanta-based Arby's released a statement Wednesday apologizing for what he called an isolated and "unfortunate incident."