The incident began last week in a previous Dunkin’ Donuts outing that left 10 of the elderly residents with stomach cramps and diarrhea. “It was an awful mess we had to clean up,” said Reeder. “Their aging stomachs can’t really handle all of that sugar. So we decided to cancel all future outings. Apparently, not all of them were in agreement.”
In all, 29 people were injured: Out of the 29, 18 were residents of Shady Creek, 5 nurses, and 6 visitors. None of the injuries were life-threatening – just a few broken hips, bruises and scratches.