Cow Leaves Home, Attempts To Place An Order At McDonald’s Drive Thru
Where’s the beef? Apparently it went to a local McDonalds out of sheer boredom and a need for attention.
Sandy Winn said that her cow, Darcy, did just that on Friday. The cow wandered out of her pen and walked right up to the takeout window if the local fast-food restaurant a half-mile away in Brush, Colorado.
“We got a call from dispatch asking if my son had a dairy cow. I said, ‘Yeah, he has a dairy cow,’ and she said it’s up at McDonalds,” said the owner. The first thing Winn did was inform her son interrupting his track meet to share the news. Though amazed, he found the incident quite funny. ”She [Darcy] can be stubborn, but she can also be sweet,” Sandy’s son Zach said.
Darcy was nabbed before she was able to place an order, leaving the Winn’s to merely speculate as to Darcy’s reason for visiting the fast-food chain. “Not making any orders. Maybe visiting relatives, but not making orders,” Sandy Winn laughed.
Winn told KUSA-TV that Darcy is a good cow, but gets bored and goes looking for attention. She got exactly that, with the McDonald’s employees snapping pictures of the cow and genuinely enjoying the surprise visit.
Darcy was not arrested, nor the Winn family fined, and they were able to round up the cow and bring her back home. Brush police clerk Vivian Llewellyn joked that Darcy “didn’t get her burger.”
In my mind, there are only two rational explanations for this. One, Darcy was victim to dollar-menu-cravings, only to tragically realize that she is incapable of ordering without money or human speech. Two, the cow has given in to primal cannibalistic instincts and has acquired a dark taste for its own kind.