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A Vermont man has dropped a lawsuit he filed which claimed he had bitten into a Burger King Whopper and found himself chewing an unwrapped condom.

Van Miguel Hartless said he bought the Southwestern Whopper from a Burger King in Rutland, Vermont, in 2007.

Instead of succulent meat, crispy lettuce and tangy southwestern sauce, Hartless claimed he had instead found himself masticating on the rubbery prophylactic.

He said, rather unsurprisingly, that the experience caused him "sustained pain and suffering, vomiting, nightmares, mental and emotional distress". And medical bills.

The restaurant owners insisted they had nothing with the contraceptive's appearance in the meaty treat, and filed a counterclaim.

Last week's settlement saw both sides drop their claims, with each assuming responsibility for their own legal costs. Details of the settlement remain confidential, but according to the AP, the operator of the restaurant said "forensic analysis of the object and surveillance video prove it didn't originate in the Burger King".

The incident did not put Hartless off the South West. According to the AP he was not available for comment, but is believed to have relocated to El Paso, Texas.

We'd love to bring you more details of the Southwestern Whopper, but it is no longer on the menu at Burger King. ®

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