Mouse found in Tim Hortons cup, man says


STEWIACKE, N.S. – A man who says he pulled a dead mouse from a cup of Tim Hortons coffee is asking for an apology from the restaurant chain.

Jim Elliott says he bought two take-out coffees two weeks ago from the outlet in Stewiacke, N.S., and later placed one of the unopened cups in his refrigerator so he could drink it later.

Elliott says he reheated the cup in his microwave the next afternoon, and when he opened the plastic flap to take a sip, he felt something touch his lips.

He says he thought a tea bag had been mistakenly added to his order, but when he pulled the lid off and stuck a fork in the brew, the body of a small, soaked mouse appeared.

Elliott says he almost threw up, and immediately took the coffee back to the franchise, where he says the assistant manager told him the manager wouldn’t be in until after the weekend.

Reached today, the manager referred all inquiries to Tim Hortons head office in Toronto, which has yet to respond to an emailed request for comment.


  1. Unfortunately, there’s no way to tell when the mouse got into the cup. He cannot prove it happened at the store, and Tim’s could suggest it happened at his house.

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