Monday, September 10, 2007

would you like fries with that?

Here's one to file under "outrageous abuses of power."

A McDonald's employee in Georgia, 20-year-old Kendra Bull, was arrested and spent a night in jail because a police officer's burger was too salty. Bull may even face criminal charges.

According to USA Today, Bull accidentally spilled salt on hamburger meat. A supervisor "tried to thump the salt off," and then the batch of hamburgers was made. On her break, she ate a burger from the batch.

Meanwhile, Officer Wendell Adams complained to the manager that his salty burger made him sick.

Bull admitted spilling salt on the meat, and Adams took her outside and questioned her, she said.

"If it was too salty, why did (Adams) not take one bite and throw it away?" said Bull, who has worked at the restaurant for five months. 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.

Police said samples of the burger were sent to the state crime lab for tests.

City public information officer George Louth said Bull was charged because she served the burger "without regards to the well-being of anyone who might consume it."

If the police thought this was a malicious action, that's fine, but Bull's story was supported by a co-worker and a supervisor.

If this was a joke, it might even be funny.

1 comment:

Toronto Condos said...

Well, sometimes police can be really way too much. There is no denying that. Simply because they wear a uniform some cops seems to think they are the LAW itself.