A McDonald’s customer was arrested after calling police to complain about his Big Mac hamburger having onions – and difficult the restaurant’s supervisor to a fist battle.
Leslie McDonagh, 53, was visiting the quick meals chain in Manchester, England, round 10:30 p.m. on a Friday when he claims he obtained the “wrong meal” that he couldn’t eat due to a “severe allergy” to onions, Metro reported.
According to Metro, McDonagh, who had been ingesting previous to visiting the McDonald’s, threatened to battle the supervisor earlier than calling 911 to report the mixed-up meal.
The incident started to escalate when police arrived and requested McDonagh to go away the restaurant. McDonagh reportedly fell to the ground and grabbed a police officer’s leg as they tried to face him up, police shared. McDonagh additionally spit in an officer’s face whereas they had been taking him off the premises.
Prosecutor Paul Sumner advised Metro that police needed to restrain the person as they escorted him out.
“The police then were able to hold the defendant by his arms in the scuffle and escort him out of the store,” Sumner mentioned. “The officers were struggling with the defendant and whilst they were doing this, he spat in in one of the officers face. He was arrested for being drunk and disorderly and assaulting an emergency worker.”
McDonagh was arrested for the incident, which came about December of final 12 months, and not too long ago appeared in court docket the place he pleaded responsible to assault and being drunk and disorderly in public.
The man said he had left a vacation occasion at his work and had consumed six cans of beer earlier than visiting the McDonald’s.
McDonagh admitted via his protection legal professional, Claire Parrot, that he shouldn’t have referred to as the police, however defended his meals allergy symptoms, saying he “specifically asked for something to not be in his food and it was.”
“He called [police] as did the McDonald’s staff,” Parrot mentioned. “His memory of the incident isn’t complete but he was quite clearly utterly embarrassed and ashamed. This was not a planned attack on the officer, he says that he’s not a violent person.”
McDonagh was ordered to pay a $248 advantageous and sentenced to a 12-month group order plus 120 hours unpaid work, Metro reported.
This shouldn’t be the primary time quick meals clients have referred to as emergency providers to report incorrect or unsatisfying orders. In July a McDonald’s customer referred to as 911 over being served a cold burger and fries. More not too long ago, a mom within the UK referred to as police on Domino’s after their pizza oven broke.