A Georgia man spent the night in jail after calling 911 to complain about his incomplete McDonald’s order.
Lorenzo Riggins says he ordered seven McDoubles and several other items but only got six. He made the mistake of not checking his bag before he left the fast-food outlet.
When he went back inside the store to complain, the employee was not lovin’ it. “She was trying to get an attitude with me, and I said I’m going to call the police,” he told the local ABC News affiliate in Albany, Ga.
The man told the 911 dispatcher, “I’m up here at McDonald’s up here. And I ordered like seven burgers. And I went to my vehicle right. And I came back in, and they took a burger from me. I told the lady that only got six burgers, and they won’t give me a burger.”
Police responded and hauled him away in handcuffs. He was charged with misdemeanor violation of emergency 911 telephone, but the charge was dismissed the next morning for “time served.”
“I called the police and thinking that everything is all cool by calling the police; I didn’t know I was misusing 911,” he said.
For other fast-food customers, Riggins provided the following recommendation: “I would like to say check your food before you leave; always be careful when you go buy food anywhere you go.”
There is whole history developing of people calling 911 for non-emergency reasons. For example, a man in the UK recently called Britain’s equivalent of 911 to complain the prostitute he hired wasn’t attractive enough for him. In May, a Florida man allegedly called 911 approximately 80 times to request a home delivery of Kool-Aid, burgers, and weed.
Would you call the police if your fast-food order was short one burger and you were unable to resolve the situation with the workers there?