Bloomfield Township Police are investigating whether a local Kroger customer, unhappy with her custom birthday cake, “drop-kicked” the cake in frustration, then stomped on it in front of employees before storming out of the store.
The incident happened at about 2 p.m. Saturday, when the woman arrived to pick up a “Batman v. Superman” birthday cake from the bakery section of the Kroger on Telegraph Road, according to a news release.
Yet the woman, not named by police, “was not satisfied with the decoration on the cake, so she went behind the bakery counter in an attempt to fix it herself,” police said.
Employees, who could not have known what was to follow, told the woman she could not be behind the counter and had to step away. This only seemed to make her angrier. She carried the cake back around to the front of the counter, then “drop-kick(ed)” it, the Kroger manager told police.
“The action caused pieces of cake and frosting to be strewn about the bakery section of the store,” the news release added dryly. The woman also reportedly “stepped on (the cake) several times” and shouted an expletive while yelling, ‘They … ruined my 7-year-old’s birthday cake!’”
She then left the store quickly, “kicking over a wet floor sign on her way out,” the release said.
When police later interviewed the woman, she acknowledged she was upset about the lackluster decoration, which “was not as she expected.” But she rejected the notion that she “drop-kicked” the cake, and told police that “it accidentally slipped out of her hand.”
Investigators are still looking into the incident, and did not announce any arrests. Kroger says it does not have video surveillance of the incident. Police may never know what the birthday cake looked like.