Monday, September 10, 2007

Can I Get A McSalty Super Sized?

That is what a police officer received when going through the drive through at a McDonald’s in Union City, GA. Kendra Bull, an employee at McDonald’s for 5 months, was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor due to the saltiness of the burger served. When questioned about the burger she stated that she told a co-worker and her supervisor who tried “thumping” off the salt before serving them. She said she didn't know a police officer got one of the salty burgers because she couldn't see the drive-through window from her work area.

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Should an over-salted burger result in jail time and charges?
-What would happen if a patron took this to the police to file charges? Would they be taken seriously?
-Do you think other officers laughed at officer Wendell Adams when the burger was sent off to the crime lab for tests?
-It has never crossed my mind when I ordered some food without tomatoes and received food that clearly had tomatoes on it, but was removed (I know due to the remnants of tomatoes left on the food) to get the police involved. Have you?

3 comments:

Pastor Klay said...

Have you ever seen a law enforcment code manual? With enough latitude you can find code to make just about anything illegal - at least on the executive or enforcement side. The judicial branch usually throws out bogus charges, but that doesn't prevent officers from making the charges.

Glenna Marshall said...

Goodness....that's just silly. An abuse of power, do you think? I mean, if it were oversalted, I'd just ask for a new one without salt and then ask for my money back.

Brooke Lorren said...

Ridiculous. Don't we have better things to do with our tax dollars than to investigate something this stupid? You could probably buy hundreds of replacement burgers for what this is going to cost the government.