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