Ohio man calls the cops after local Burger King rejects his coupon for a free Whopper
I love Burger King, I really do, but one thing that really gets my goat is the slight price difference between themselves and that of their competitors. When I want a lot of meat and cheese in a bun, then there's no better place, but if I'm paying almost twice what I would for a similar thing at McDonald's, at that point I might as well order a pizza.
That's why Burger King coupons are a massive deal (literally), and I do whatever I can to ensure that I can save a little bit more money to have it my way. Of course, when I rock up to the restaurant and all of my best-laid plans seem to go awry, then I'm a little upset. I wouldn't do what one man out in Ohio did, however.
It seemed to be a little bit of an overreaction.
Out in Lakewood, Ohio, the police dispatcher on Thursday afternoon got a rather interesting call from a 73-year-old man about the Burger King he was attempting to purchase from. The septuagenarian had dialled 911 after Burger King had initially taken his Buy One, Get One Free coupon for a Whopper, but had since changed their minds.
I know how it feels to be denied a delicious burger, but even so; maybe it was a bad idea for the man to then park in the drive-thru, refusing to move until he was given his burger.
"No I’m not moving anywhere until you give me back my coupons, anyway the managers taken, I’m calling the police," the caller reportedly said to police dispatch. "Anyway the guy took my coupons and he won’t give them back to me and he won’t give me the free whopper that they call for either."
This did not go as planned for our 73-year-old fast food lover, as police made their way over to the Burger King in question, ready to resolve this most pressing of issues. Here's what they found. Police discovered that the 73-year-old had reportedly "received the coupons in Texas and was advised that they are no good in Ohio."
That's not all, either; the police report also says that he was also "advised he is not allowed to return to this Burger King", so it's fair to say that the Burger King in question weren't exactly happy with the 73-year-old here. This story's just one of a laundry list of incidents where people have called the cops over weird, frivolous food issues, though.
One 12-year-old boy out in Canada called the cops on his parents after they served him salad for dinner, and then called again after nobody showed up to arrest his mom and dad.
At least, though, that's a little kid. This woman in Essex in the United Kingdom had no excuse; she caught a lot of heat online after calling the cops because the pizza she ordered had mushrooms in it. Let's try not to call the cops over the food, folks, unless someone's choking or having an allergic reaction.