TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO……
A McDonald’s customer was arrested after calling police to complain about his Big Mac hamburger having onions – and challenging the restaurant’s manager to a fist fight.
53-year-old Leslie McDonagh was visiting the fast food chain in Manchester, England, around 10:30 p.m. on a Friday when he claims he received the “wrong meal” that he could not eat because of a “severe allergy” to onions.
According to Metro, McDonagh, who had been drinking prior to visiting the McDonald’s, threatened to fight the manager before calling 9-1-1 to report the mixed-up meal.
The incident began to escalate when police arrived and asked McDonagh to leave the restaurant. He reportedly fell to the floor and grabbed a police officer’s leg as they attempted to stand him up. He also spit in an officer’s face while they were taking him off the premises.
McDonagh was arrested for the incident, which took place December of last year, and recently appeared in court where he pleaded guilty to assault and being drunk and disorderly in public.
AND THEN THERE’S……
A British man whose drunken antics forced a January 4th WestJet plane from Calgary to London to have to turn around now has to pay $21,260.68 to the airline to account for fuel costs. 44-year-old David Steven Young pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and not adhering to safety instructions.
It was revealed in court that Young drank approximately six alcoholic beverages prior to boarding the London-bound WestJet flight. Young repeatedly tried making his way to the bathroom, even when it wasn’t safe to move around, “right after take-off.”
He then became aggressive with both flight attendants and another passenger. Because flight attendants and the passenger “were left shaken and threatened by the accused’s behavior,” the flight crew chose to divert the flight.
Per a court document, to land safely, the captain needed to dump about “20,000 pounds of fuel.” WestJet’s losses in both fuel and passenger payments could reach more than $200,000.
OR HOW ABOUT……
A man wearing a gray sweatshirt and a wig walked up to the cash register at a Florida 7-Eleven as if he was going to make a purchase. But the Lee County, Florida Sheriff’s Office said that instead he pulled out a gun and demanded cash.
Deputies say the wig helped them nab the robber. They responded after reports of “just-occurred” robbery and were able to get a detailed suspect description of the suspect.
The man was described as being in his 20s and wearing a gray hooded sweater and a wig. Deputies searched the surrounding area with the help of a helicopter and canine units. After “receiving additional witness information” deputies responded to a nearby apartment complex where they found Rodriguez.
The Sheriff’s Office said, “Deputies noted Rodriguez was sweating profusely. Deputies cleared the residence noting in plain view, a gray hooded sweater, several wigs and a large amount of wadded up cash in an open dresser drawer.” Rodriguez was arrested and charged with robbery with a firearm.
OKAY, ONE MORE……
A Gainesville, Florida man was arrested Monday after police said he robbed a restaurant. 56-year-old Steven Michael Berlin was charged with armed robbery. However, he did not have a weapon.
According to a Gainesville Police Department arrest report, Berlin entered “Szechuan Palace” and sat down for about 30 minutes. Police said Berlin then approached the restaurant’s counter and told an employee, “I am ready,” walked around the counter and demanded she open the drawer.
The employee told police that during the robbery, Berlin had his hand in a position that resembled a gun — his thumb pointed up and his index and second finger pointed straight out. He took money out of the drawer and left.
Berlin was later arrested and found with $577. Police said Berlin admitted to robbing the restaurant. He was charged with armed robbery due to the employee believing he had a gun and based on his actions.