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Video of Man With Dead Raccoon in San Francisco McDonald's Sparks Health Concerns

The video has accumulated over 4,000 shares and 127,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday afternoon

Chris Brooks went live on Facebook on Sunday morning after he saw a man put a bloody, dead raccoon on a table of a McDonald's in San Francisco.

Brooks says he was heading to work and about to get breakfast at the McDonald's on Potrero Avenue and 16th Street when he recorded a now-viral video of a man sitting in front of the raccoon and another man grabbing the carcass from the table, leaving behind a trail of blood, before throwing the animal into a garbage can outside.

The video has accumulated over 4,000 shares and 127,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday afternoon.

The footage shows a man with grey hair, dressed in all black, sitting with his hands on the table by the dead raccoon and a woman, who appears to be a McDonald's employee, saying something to him while pointing outside.

The man in black got up from his seat, walked around the fast-food chain and appeared to speak to a few people inside before another man in a tie-dye sweater and gloves got up from his seat, picked up the raccoon and threw it out in the garbage. 

It wasn't immediately known what transpired before the incident or whether the two men knew each other but they appeared to have left the restaurant after the animal was discarded.

A spokesperson with the San Francisco Department of Public Health told NBC Bay Area that health officials gave the all clear after inspectors came, said the company followed procedure by closing down and sanitizing everything.

The McDonald's Owner Operator Scott Rodrick said the restaurant was closed immediately after the incident.

"Staff cleaned and sanitized the entire dining room and reopened the restaurant two hours later. The health department visited the restaurant this afternoon and cleared the restaurant for full operations. We are thankful that SFPD and animal control were so responsive to the incident," Rodrick said in a statement.

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