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A Florida woman has earned herself an appearance before the beak on a misuse of 911 rap after calling cops three times to demand they rush to a McDonald's outlet and satisfy her lust for Chicken McNuggets.

According to the Stuart News, 27-year-old Latreasa L Goodman, of Fort Pierce, ordered and paid for a delicious ten-piece McNugget treat, only to be told there weren't any pieces of poultry-based nourishment left. The cashier offered the perp a larger alternative at the same price, but Goodman apparently let rip with: “I don’t want a McDouble and small fry."

Goodman then called in law enforcement. She told dispatchers: “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. This is an emergency.”

The dispatchers later told police Goodman "called the emergency number three times and on each occasion was told an officer was en route".

Goodman subsequently explained to cops she'd "tried to get a refund for the ten-piece McNuggets, but the cashier told her all sales are final". She yesterday elaborated that she'd "agreed to get a McDouble in lieu of the McNuggets as long as she also got the difference in price back", but the cashier declined, prompting the demand for a full refund.

The Stuart News has a police mugshot of Goodman here. It also has a handy image of some Chicken McNuggets, and the following interesting background info: "McNuggets, introduced to the McDonald’s national menu in 1983, are sold in more than 100 countries and often are dunked in barbecue or hot mustard sauce. Goodman’s ten-piece selection has 460 calories and 29 grams of fat."

Or rather, Goodman’s ten-piece selection had 0 calories and 0 grams of fat. Her heart will one day thank McDonalds for the whole sorry affair, we're sure. ®

Bootnote

To be fair, if the poor woman had paid for the McNuggets, then McDonalds should have stumped the dish or given her the money back. Calling the cops is a bit excessive, though. She could have responded in the traditional local manner by simply shooting the cashier and taking her cash back.

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