Oregon appears to be an emerging state for 911 wackos – rivaling Florida and Texas – after a 23-year-old called 911 Friday to complain about his order at a McDonald’s in Clackamas, Ore.
Last month, a fellow Oregonian was arrested after calling 911 to complain about a juice box missing from his McDonald’s order. From insufficient shrimp in Texas, a McNuggets emergency and missing lemonade at a Burger King, 2009 is turning into a watershed year as American fast-food diners to a 911-mediated slide into idiocracy.
In the latest incident, KOMO News reports that a man said he had paid $10 in the drive-thru but only received a single burger and a fry before he was told to pull around.
"Sir, this is not a police matter," the dispatcher told him. "You need to take it up with the manager of the McDonald’s."
The man thought it would be wise to call 911 again.
"This is a 911 emergency. I got robbed for eight dollars."
"Sir, 911 is life-and-death only. If you do continue calling 911 you will be arrested for misuse."
"Well, arrest me at (expletive) 82nd and Sunnyside Road. Please send a cop right now. I swear to God all my life…"
The man was arrested and spent the night in jail.
On Saturday, the man told KATU he stood by his actions.
"I was very upset that they tried to charge me for food I had already paid for. … For me to end up going to jail over a $10 order, that’s just ridiculous.”