Monday, July 22, 2013

Woman fined for taking horse into McDonald's after being refused service at drive-through

A woman has been fined after walking into a McDonald’s with a horse after being refused service at the drive-through. Staff had declined to serve her at the drive-through on Saturday, saying it was against company policy.

The woman then took the horse inside the Whitefield, Bury, branch of the fast-food chain, where it left a deposit on the floor. Police were called and the woman was handed a fixed penalty notice fine for 'causing alarm and distress' to customers trying to eat their lunch.

A statement posted by Greater Manchester Police's Whitefield branch on its Facebook page said: "On Saturday, July 20, police from Whitefield received a call from McDonald's on Fountain Place regarding a woman on horse using the drive thru. The staff refused to serve the women due to company policy.

"The women then took the horse into the restaurant who ended up doing his business on the floor. The sight and smell of this caused obvious distress and upset to customers trying to eat, as well as staff members. Officers arrived at the location and woman was issued a Fixed Penalty notice for causing alarm and distress to other customers and staff."

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