Tuesday, March 3, 2009

This is a great story. It was on Drudge's main page today. I love cruising the net for stories like this. I find it kind of aggravating though that most of our prisons seem to cater to those with drug related arrests. After all, a report released last week sometime found that 1 out of every 31 Americans are somehow serving time with the penal system. That's too many - double than 25 years ago. Ridiculous.

Now for something even more ridiculous...

A McNuggets "Emergency"
Floridian called 911 three times over McDonald's chicken shortage

MARCH 3--Angered that her local McDonald's was out of Chicken McNuggets, a Florida woman called 911 three times to report the fast food "emergency." Latreasa Goodman, 27, last Saturday called police to complain that a cashier--citing a McDonald's all sales are final policy--would not give her a refund. [To listen to Goodman's 911 calls, click here, here, and here.] When cops responded to the restaurant, Goodman told them, "This is an emergency. If I would have known they didn't have McNuggets, I wouldn't have given my money, and now she wants to give me a McDouble, but I don't want one." Goodman noted, "I called 911 because I couldn't get a refund, and I wanted my McNuggets," according to the below Fort Pierce Police Department report. That logic, however, did not keep cops from citing Goodman for misusing the 911 system. Even after being issued a misdemeanor citation, Goodman contended, "this is an emergency, my McNuggets are an emergency." The McDonald's devotee is seen at right in a mug shot snapped after a previous encounter with police. Last month, a Florida man was arrested after he called 911 to complain about his displeasure with a Burger King combo meal. (2 pages)

link: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2009/0303091mcnugget1.html

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