The woman in line at the drive-thru at a McDonald’s near Cleveland simply wanted to order some fast food and be on her way. Presumably that’s what she wanted, anyway: she was in the drive-thru line. Restaurant employees called police when she was unable to order due to slurred speech, then fell asleep at the wheel, blocking the drive-thru. [More]
Life can be dangerous for pizza delivery drivers, who are often carrying cash and food and rarely have anyone to protect them. Now a Pizza Hut employee in Maryland says he’s been pulled off deliveries because he used a tent pole to defend himself against a group of attackers. [More]
A fellow in the UK was recently sentenced to 12 months in the clink after using a broom handle to heist a bag of burger buns from his local Burger King.
McDonald’s: Taking his cue from both Cheeseburger Josh and that irritating “Gimme That Filet-o-Fish” ad, a dude in South Brunswick, NJ, got so impatient with the service at the drive-thru that he crawled through the window, slapped the employee and then escaped with his precious fish sandwich.
For whatever reason, fast food joints seem to be a target for crimes of all sorts. Ranging from outlandish to horrific, we’ll occasionally bring you The Grease Blotter, a round-up of the latest in crimes involving fast food chains.
, chronicling the connection between crime and fast food since, uh, last month:
Police said a man in the drive-through argued with an employee because he wanted more packets of the condiment. The worker told the customer that restaurant policy prohibited a customer from getting more than three packets.
Lee County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a robbery suspect who held a man up at gunpoint last week in a Burger King parking lot, then ditched the gun in a toilet tank in another restaurant, authorities said.