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Fast-food rage spurs arrests of 3 teens
Pioneer Press ^ | 8-18-04 | SHANNON PRATHER

Posted on 08/19/2004 2:42:35 PM PDT by Rakkasan1

A forgotten cheeseburger sent two McDonald's drive-through patrons into a rage Friday.

The pair stormed into the West St. Paul restaurant, loudly cursed at the staff about the botched order and later allegedly clubbed an intervening customer with a baseball bat.

Dakota County prosecutors on Monday charged Miguel Hernandez, 18, and Michael Anthony Lee, 19, with a felony — making terroristic threats.

It's the second fast-food rage case to come across Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom's desk this week. A confrontation with a customer in an Arby's drive-through in Burnsville the same day landed Robert Chan Nguyen, 19, in jail, charged with second-degree felony assault.

Manila Shaver, deputy police chief in West St. Paul, said citizens who witness a loud public dispute, such as occurred at the McDonald's, are left with a difficult choice.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cheeseburger; rage
"food rage"? what's next. -faces up to seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine if convicted.with comments about the "difficult choice" my guess is the perp will get a happy meal and 1 year.
1 posted on 08/19/2004 2:42:36 PM PDT by Rakkasan1
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To: Rakkasan1

A friend once threw down a half eaten big mac and my German Shepard walked over, sniffed it and walked away.


2 posted on 08/19/2004 2:46:54 PM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: Rakkasan1

I was actually behind a guy at a McD's drive through a few years ago who leaped out of his car, confronted the guy who was in the car ahead, and decked him. I guess the guy in front hadn't moved up quickly enough to suit the other one, not sure what set it off. They both got their respective orders and drove off without further incident. It was bizarre, to say the least, and the restaurant workers didn't seem surprised when I recounted it to them, since it had taken place out of their line of sight.


3 posted on 08/19/2004 2:53:18 PM PDT by Mjaye
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To: Rakkasan1
We should prepare ourselves for:

bathroom rage
report card rage
bill rage
garbage day rage
lawnmower rage
stubbed-toe rage...

Bottom line is that the liberal media is trying to portray fits of violence as some sort of clinical condition instead of criminal behavior.
4 posted on 08/19/2004 2:53:29 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Rakkasan1

99 cents... 99 cents... 99 cents...

*growl*


5 posted on 08/19/2004 2:54:23 PM PDT by coconutt2000
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To: Mjaye

It was not too long ago that I was honked at at a drive thru...

What did they expect me to do?


6 posted on 08/19/2004 2:57:50 PM PDT by Guillermo (It's the 99% of Mohammedans that make the other 1% look bad.)
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To: SpaceBar

Dont forget Poll rage when the Dims lose this year to George Bush.


7 posted on 08/19/2004 3:01:44 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I aint wrong, I aint sorry , and I am probably going to do it again.)
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To: Rakkasan1

Dakota County prosecutors on Monday charged Miguel Hernandez, 18, and Michael Anthony Lee, 19, with a felony — making terroristic threats.



The Patriot Act at work?


8 posted on 08/19/2004 3:02:41 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your Friendly Freeper Patent Attorney)
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To: SpaceBar

You left out "leaf-blower rage."


9 posted on 08/19/2004 3:05:02 PM PDT by EggsAckley (........."Yo" is "Oy" spelled backwards.........)
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To: Rakkasan1

I don't condone this but could see how it could happen.

I went to A Wendy's for take out for the family. I ordered 4 Spicy Chicken Combos and drove home. When I got home I was missing one of the Sandwiches. I went back and waited and went to the drive up window. When I got to the window the person I complained to said" Oh, are you the guy who left without one of his sandwiches?"

If I had a bat I might have gone after him too.


10 posted on 08/19/2004 3:06:49 PM PDT by jerryrivers
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To: Guillermo
Re: Being honked at in drive-through:

I know, what is the point of that?? The worst is if you are at the speaker and nobody takes the order, does everyobe behind you figure you're just sitting there for the heck of it? I could see a honk if somebody is sitting there reading the paper and not moving forward at all despite several car lengths open in front.

Many people in the drive-through line are short on patience and time in the first place, so I guess they get out of control easily. I often just want a cold drink, and it's become not worth it to do the drive through.

11 posted on 08/19/2004 3:07:29 PM PDT by Mjaye
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To: SpaceBar

Stupidity Rage..

(Stupid people really piss me off!)


12 posted on 08/19/2004 3:09:45 PM PDT by Trampled by Lambs ("Making Al Gore regret inventing the internet, one post at a time")
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To: Mjaye

Yeah, I looked in my rear view mirror, and it was clear theg uy was honking at me, not at the employees.

He was making all sorts of hand gestures, and seemed to be cursing loudly.

Like I was just sitting there because I had nothing better to do.


13 posted on 08/19/2004 3:09:49 PM PDT by Guillermo (OJ was innocent because Mark Furhman said the "N" word.)
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To: SpaceBar
bathroom rage

I had a little of that myself today. Too much fiber.

14 posted on 08/19/2004 3:13:04 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Mjaye

The idea behind honking at a drive-thru is not that they are honking at the drivers, they are honking at the nim-wits inside who are busy chatting about last night's date, rather than working busily to prepare the meals to go.

From what I've experienced, when one honks, everybody starts honking and that typically gets the manager's attention and he puts a fire under his employee's feet.


15 posted on 08/19/2004 3:40:48 PM PDT by singlemomofone
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To: Rakkasan1

I NEVER use the drive up. They always get my order wrong. I go inside, even when I'm in a hurry.

Not long back the wife started ranting and raving insisted I stop at a McDonalds and get her a hamburger. I pulled in and She said, "Don't you want one?" I said "No."

When we left, I went 100 yards and pulled into a SONIC and ordered me a GOOD burger. She got so mad! "Why didn't you tell me YOU were going to sonic?" she demanded.
"You insisted I pull into a McDonald's and get YOU a burger, so I did."
I love making her mad by doing exactly what she wants.


16 posted on 08/19/2004 3:43:57 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (DEMS STILL LIE like yellow dogs.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

those thug teens are lucky the Edwards/Kerry campaign wasn't there celebrating their wedding date or something.
Kerry would have pulled out his P hearts and said "do you know who I am????!"


17 posted on 08/19/2004 3:45:58 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 (it takes a school to bankrupt a village)
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To: SpaceBar
report card rage

Been there, done that.

18 posted on 08/19/2004 3:47:14 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: Rakkasan1

The rage cuts both ways. I remember hearing of an African American McD's drive through waitperson who absolutely hated white cops. When one came through with a sundae order, she slopped half of the outside of the container in chocolate syrup, handed it out to him clean side visible, then slammed the window shut.


19 posted on 08/19/2004 3:52:06 PM PDT by lightman
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To: Rakkasan1

"Dey F#*K you at da' drive-through!"

20 posted on 08/19/2004 3:55:27 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack ("We deal in hard calibers and hot lead." - Roland Deschaines)
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To: jerryrivers
Fast Food 101.

You never, ever, leave the window, until you have made a complete inspection.

Exceptions are few.

Pal's in East Tennessee never makes a mistake.

21 posted on 08/19/2004 3:59:32 PM PDT by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and sign up for a monthly donation.)
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To: don-o
If you are ever near Kingsport, Bristol, Johnson City, you need to check this out.
22 posted on 08/19/2004 4:03:54 PM PDT by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and sign up for a monthly donation.)
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To: singlemomofone
From what I've experienced, when one honks, everybody starts honking and that typically gets the manager's attention and he puts a fire under his employee's feet.

Begging for spitburgers.

Sadly, food workers need very little encouragement to defile your food these days.

23 posted on 08/19/2004 4:04:40 PM PDT by e_engineer
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

lol


24 posted on 08/19/2004 4:04:50 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Joe 6-pack

dey beat you at da drive-tru ,too.


25 posted on 08/19/2004 4:15:03 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 (it takes a school to bankrupt a village)
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To: Rakkasan1
"food rage"?

....I know what they mean...Just last night, my local 7/11 ran out of OREOs', they had milk, but NO OREOs...almost when Postal. :))

26 posted on 08/19/2004 4:25:42 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :)
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To: Rakkasan1

27 posted on 08/19/2004 4:29:10 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left." (Eccl. 10:2))
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To: lightman

as a yute at a drive through I had some other yutes behind me screwin' around in their car trying to see how close they could come to my cycle without hitting me. they eventually did. got to see
how a helmet becomes a blunt instrument.


28 posted on 08/19/2004 4:29:29 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 (it takes a school to bankrupt a village)
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To: Guillermo
What did they expect me to do?

What the hell did you order that is so freakin' complicated???
Order the standard stuff, it's on the menu for crying out loud!"

-The guy behind you.

29 posted on 08/19/2004 4:34:22 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Yeah, I guess you're right.

Eggs benedict is not on the regular McDonald's menu.


30 posted on 08/19/2004 4:37:55 PM PDT by Guillermo (OJ was innocent because Mark Furhman said the "N" word.)
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To: Guillermo



>>Yeah, I looked in my rear view mirror, and it was clear theg uy was honking at me, not at the employees. <<

You the guy that bought 12 sandwiches all custom, 3 meals, 9 drinks, and don't have the money ready when they ask and dig through your car to find the cash. After handing the cash over, you drop a quarter, so get out to look for it for five minutes.

That you? It was me beeping.


31 posted on 08/19/2004 5:08:18 PM PDT by Malsua
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To: Malsua

Well, yes, I did all that. But you forgot to mention that I complained that they weren't selling breakfast anymore for about 2 minutes.


32 posted on 08/19/2004 5:14:12 PM PDT by Guillermo (OJ was innocent because Mark Furhman said the "N" word.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

"I love making her mad by doing exactly what she wants."

I read that once upon a time "malicious compliance" was a court martial offense.


33 posted on 08/19/2004 5:16:07 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle
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To: Rakkasan1

First: I might be able to work up a little sympathy for these guys, all else being equal.

Second: Charged with making terroristic threats? Putting something like this on a par with suicide bombing etc is uncalled for.


34 posted on 08/19/2004 5:23:33 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle
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To: KrisKrinkle

terroristic threats statute in MN has been around long before 9/11 and is unrelated to murder bombers.

I don't feel sorry for them. they're idiots.


35 posted on 08/19/2004 5:40:05 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 (it takes a school to bankrupt a village)
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To: Mjaye

Often more worth it to go inside.

Your order doesn't get as messed up then....


36 posted on 08/19/2004 5:46:15 PM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno-World!")
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
I love making her mad by doing exactly what she wants.

Anyone want to take bets on how long *this* marriage is going to last?

37 posted on 08/19/2004 6:01:25 PM PDT by blurb
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To: Guillermo

Shut off the engine. Get out and walk back, and ask, "Excuse me; are you trying to get my attention? In case you needed help, I already called 911. The police should be here shortly" Walk back, get in, restart engine.

1. Do not try this if you are not armed.
2. Do not do this if you have NOT called to report a disturbance.
3. Especially do not do this if, glancing in your mirror, you notice the guy looks like Bluto's body guard, and you don't have a can of spinach in your pocket.


38 posted on 08/19/2004 7:04:03 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: blurb

***Anyone want to take bets on how long *this* marriage is going to last?***


Thirty two years so far.


39 posted on 08/19/2004 8:11:12 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (DEMS STILL LIE like yellow dogs.)
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To: Rakkasan1
Nguyen got out of his vehicle, yelled at the other driver and began swinging a small souvenir bat at him. When the driver teased him about the small bat, Nguyen pulled a gun out of the trunk of his car, according to a complaint filed by prosecutors.

For some reason, I find this picture funny as hell.

40 posted on 08/19/2004 8:38:08 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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