75-year-old Jean Merola was arrested by Clearwater, Florida police after refusing to pull her car forward at a McDonald’s drive-thru, despite being ordered to do so by a police officer. She had ordered decaf coffee and “salt-free” french fries and was waiting for them.
Merola said the McDonald’s employees told her to wait there for her food. Merola was handcuffed behind her back and put in the cruiser. Another officer arrived and took her to the Pinellas County Jail .
Merola said she was searched, photographed and fingerprinted. Jail records show she was released about 90 minutes later on her own recognizance.
Merola says she was arrested after she refused to present identification and “cursed” at the officer when he radioed in to say she should be “taken to a mental hospital.” The officer’s supervisor later apologized.
Imagine waiting until 75 to start your life of crime. What a procrastinator.
Grandmother Arrested At McDonald’s Drive-Thru For Not Pulling Car Forward [Local 6 via BoingBoing] (Thanks, Everyone!)