McDonald's Customer Eats Burger, Punches Cop, While Her Car Burns Up In The Parking Lot

It’s not exactly Nero fiddling while Rome burned, but when a Mississippi woman’s car caught on fire at a McDonald’s drive-thru, she stayed and ate her food — and then got arrested for allegedly punching a police officer.

According to WDAM-TV, a Golden Arches staffer at the drive-thru window let the woman know that her car appeared to be, well… on fire. So she pulled over, got out of the car and walked back up to the window to get her food and chowed down while someone at the restaurant called firefighters.

Once the car fire had been extinguished, the woman and a friend reportedly took the license plate and attempted to leave the scene. That’s when the police got involved.

WDAM-TV reports that when an officer attempted to escort her back toward the firefighters, she allegedly punched the cop.

Probably not the best idea.

The woman was arrested on four misdemeanor counts including public profanity, resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer and disorderly conduct.

“It wasn’t until she actually decided to swing on the officer that things went downhill for her,” says a rep for the police department.

Hattiesburg woman punches cop after car burns at McDonald’s drive-thru [WDAM.com]

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