The Week in Fast Food Crimes


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Criminals really stepped up their game this week in their strikes against fast food establishments. Sure, there was probably the usual glut of typical crimes - robberies, assaults over a lack of nuggets, brawls. But a select few criminals got creative and put forth the extra effort. For this, we honor them.

May 19 - Customer Scares Dairy Queen Employees with Fake Grenade If you found a grenade in the park you'd show it off at the Dairy Queen, right? That's what Renee Deshaies of Mesa, Arizona, did. After buying her ice cream, brandishing the grenade, and riding away on her bike, Deshaies was arrested. The grenade wasn't live, but Deshaies was still arrested.

May 20 - Customer Tries to Start a Swordfight at Louisville Pizza Hut Wynika Mason got mad at a Kentucky Pizza Hut and did what any displeased diner would do - she unsheathed a sword. Her brother took it away from her and placed the sword in his car shortly before police arrived. No one was hurt.

May 23 - City Councilperson Accused of Using Waffle House Chow in Attack A Waffle House in Warner Robins, Georgia, was the site of a disagreement between city councilperson John Williams and Tony Robbins, the president of a local development association. Williams claims he accidentally dumped his food, water and coffee on Robbins. "It was not an accident," Robbins said. "It was on purpose." They were discussing plans for a new parking lot.

May 23 - Popeye's Manager and Sex Offender Charged With Fondling Teen Employees Even though Eduardo Tomasek was listed on Pennsylvania's sex offender registry, that didn't stop a Popeye's from leaving him in charge of underage employees. On Monday he was arrested after a two-month investigation for groping and bribing three female employees, ages 15 and 16.


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