Angry About Onions In Your Food? Please Keep Your Pants On

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Is it upsetting to receive an ingredient in your food that you do not like? Sure. But please, the next time your meal isn’t satisfactory, just remember to keep your pants on: Police in Pittsburgh say a man who was angry about the onions in his food on Monday returned to express his displeasure on Tuesday — and showed employees a bit more than they wanted to see.

KDKA reports that employees at a local Indian restaurant were not thrilled when the man showed up again — apparently drunk — a day after he’d been “acting belligerent” toward staff about his meal.

According to a criminal complaint, the man refused to leave multiple times, and then threatened to shoot the owner, and reached for his pants pocket.

The owner called police, but while he and another worker were waiting for them to arrive, the man reportedly pulled down his pants and exposed himself.

Police say that when they showed up, the suspect smelled of alcohol, had blood shot eyes, and was slurring his speech while speaking nonsense. He eventually told officers he’d gotten into a dispute with staff over onions on his food.

He refused to leave even when police told him to, the report says, and resisted arrest when officers tried to take him into custody, forcing them to lift him into the backseat of the police cruiser for his trip to Allegheny County jail.

He’s been charged with terroristic threats, indecent exposure, public drunkenness, and resisting arrest. He’s also earned himself a spot on a long list of customers who have overreacted in these kinds of situations:

• A customer who attacked a McDonald’s cashier and ordering screens because she was unhappy with her food

• There was the shopper accused of burning down the mall because she couldn’t find a shopping cart

• The Taco Bell customer who allegedly shot at a store over forgotten sour cream

• A Wendy’s patron who police said trashed the restaurant because she was dissatisfied with her order

• An incident in France where an Apple store customer smashed up the store because the company wouldn’t replace his defective iPhone

• The accused shoplifter who bit off the finger of the Walmart worker who confronted her for stealing

• Drive-thru customers who allegedly attacked a Burger King worker because their order wasn’t ready fast enough

• An angry Wendy’s customer who was arrested for biting a manager because of a mixup in her order

• The all-out brawl at a pizzeria that police said was caused by unwanted cheese on a customer’s order of garlic knots

• A New York City bus passenger who was arrested for hijacking the bus after the driver told her to stop smoking on it

• The guy who was accused of slashing a Dunkin’ Donuts worker in the face after being asked to leave the store

• A McDonald’s customer who ended up in a tie-grabbing, right-hook flying kerfuffle with a worker because he was tired of waiting for his change

• The man who police said shattered a glass door at Waffle House because he was cranky about his bill for sausage biscuits

• A customer who was turned down for a loan who allegedly threatened a Kia dealership with a handgun

• Yet another shoplifting suspect accused of biting someone; this time it was a Target security officer’s arm

• The Macy’s customer who was accused of biting an employee in a dispute over a price

• An unhappy Subway customer who hurled a sandwich and a soda at an employee and then allegedly tried to hit her with her car

• The Taco Bell customers accused of walking into the restaurant after their drive-thru order was incorrect, and assaulting a fellow patron who stood up for staff with a tire iron

• The guy who was so upset that his US Airways flight was overbooked, he stripped naked at the Charlotte Airport to show his displeasure

• A man who police said pitched a condiment-throwing fit over a rest stop’s lack of macaroni and cheese and potatoes

• Accused dine-and-dashers who allegedly ran over a waitress who was trying to confront them about their bill

• The Pizza Hut customer who was apparently so mad that his order got lost, he allegedly drove his car into the restaurant

• A Walmart customer who was caught on tape head-butting a tax worker during an argument in the store

• The bodega customer who was accused of using a stolen credit card and then allegedly trying to set the clerk on fire with Axe body spray

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