Thursday, March 05, 2009

News That Really Isn’t News

This is great......Story AND actual 911 calls HERE. I do agree they should have refunded her, but to call 911 because you didn't get your 10 piece Chicken McNugget...well I don't know what to say about that.

"A Florida woman called 911 three times after she paid for a 10-piece Chicken McNuggets at a McDonald's but the fast-food restaurant ran out of them and refused to give her a refund.

Latreasa L. Goodman, 27, made the calls after she tried to get her money back from a Fort Pierce McDonald's and the cashier told her all sales were final. Police released the 911 tapes.

"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," police quoted her as saying. "This is an emergency."

The cashier suggested she choose something else off the menu of equal value to the McNuggets, and offered the restaurant's cheeseburger called the McDouble.

"She's trying to force me to eat something off the menu and I don't want it," Goodman told 911.

The first dispatcher, a woman, asks if there's a manager there, but listens to Goodman's complaints and says she's sending someone.

The second, male dispatcher tells her he's aware of the incident and "we've got an officer coming out there to talk to you."

Police say Goodman was cited on a misuse of 911 charge. A current phone listing for Goodman couldn't be found.

A McDonald's spokesman said Goodman should have been given a refund, and she's being sent a gift card for a free meal."


  1. oh... my.... god. ohmygod. I listened to the calls on tmz the other day. I've heard before about the stupid things that people will call 911 for but seriously, McDonalds? Call customer service or something.

    This sounds like something that would have happened in my old neighborhood downtown. My neighbor got fined for calling the cops too many times in one week because of GUNSHOTS. If poor, nice, old Rico can get fined for actually calling 911 for a good reason, that lady should get double fined.

  2. for the love of all that is holy...why are people so incredibly stupid? ohmygod.

    i really think that incredible stupidity should be made a crime.

  3. OH, OH, OH that made my day.

  4. What do you think the 911 dispatcher did after s/he took these calls?

    a) Freaked out about the stupidity of humankind and quit on the spot.
    b) Laughed so hard and became a hero at the water cooler.
    c) Blogged about it.

  5. you can't depend on the Chicken McNuggets -- when in doubt obey the Big Mac attack

  6. It's true, you can't depend on the nuggets. Athena and I have to wait ALL THE TIME for our chicken.

    Next time I'm calling 13 Action News.

  7. HA, Iris!

    Let's just hope there wasn't a real emergency happening at the same time.

    Yeah, give her her money back with a side of a punch in the kisser.