'This is an emergency... my McNuggets are an emergency!'

4 March 2009

If your local McDonalds was out of Chicken McNuggets and the dolts behind the counter were offering you an alternative, what would you do? Exactly, you’d call in the dibble wouldn’t you? Three times if you had to.

That’s what a Florida woman did last week when she was offered a McDouble as an alternative to the sold-out McNuggets. 27 year-old Latreasa L. Goodman (right) stabbed 911 into the keypad of her phone when staff allegedly refused to refund the money she’d already paid for her delicious McNuggets.

Unhappy by the sluggish response from Fort Pierce cops, Goodman repeated her call for help, wailing “This is an emergency, If I would have known they didn’t have McNuggets, I wouldn’t have given my money, and now she wants to give me a McDouble, but I don’t want one.” She then repeated, “This is an emergency,” just in case the 911 operator wasn’t completely convinced.

There’s a good and a bad outcome to this one for Goodman. On one hand, McD’s have apologised and given her a full refund along with a voucher for a free meal. On the other hand, she’s been charged with misuse of the 911 emergency number.

More on the story along with audio of the emergency calls here.

[Arbroath]

TOPICS:   Restaurants   UK News

16 comments

  • Lumoruk
    http://www.tmz.com/2009/03/03/mcnugget-crisis-ends-with-woman-behind-bars/ then on here http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/351088/lol/
  • Leer
    wooooh, posted this on hotukdeals and it has made it on here!!!lol.xxx
  • The B.
    Wasn't it in the Metro this morning too?
  • Andy D.
    Yeah, our Florida correspondent was hanging around outside Burger Kings last week so he missed out on the scoop - the fucking useless tit end. We first saw it at the Arbroath blog, as linked in the piece. Funny old game innit?
  • Mike H.
    Where is Obama now?!
  • Joff
    This is news to me, so a back slapping all round for team BW.
  • James R.
    And what is the problem here - damn damn damn criminals in McDonalds....
  • Branny
    Must be a closet Pigeon Detective fan I guess.
  • cabal10
    i work on the 999 service here in the uk... believe me you get worse than that on an hourly basis. its depressing/shocking/scary as hell that these people probably have good jobs, good money and bring up kids...
  • -=Mike H.
    To be fair, it was theft on McDiddleydodas part, so fair play to her.
  • -=Mike H.
    I never liked Jossie D'Arby anyway
  • Will
    Posted by -=Mike Hock=- | March 5th, 2009 at 7:29 am To be fair, it was theft on McDiddleydodas part, so fair play to her. ----------------------------------------------------- Yeah im sure that speaking decently to the staff wouldnt have been a better option than clogging up the emergency phone line needed to respond to real emergencys like people dieing or a serious accident. Idiot
  • -=Mike H.
    Will - Thanks for reading into my comment way more than you really needed to. Numpty Go get yourself a mars bar and a chocolate milk, stop annoying your mum and shut the fuck up Your Mum, Mike Hock
  • coffee
    see, you can't depend on the McNuggets -- when in doubt, obey the Big Mac attack
  • Dan
    Mike hock - Don't take it out on will just cos your comments are f*cking idiotic! Can you seriously not expect a rise when saying things as foolish as that!? The only numpty here is yourself and anybody else who thinks that using the emergency phone line for trivial matters is acceptable.
  • Gerhard
    Yerinizde Bilgisayar Servisi http://www.nfteknoloji.com/default.asp?rsm=111111100000

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