Friday, May 18, 2007

So That's Why It's Called A Happy Meal

OTTAWA, Ill. — An Illinois 8-year-old got more than a hamburger and french fries when she opened her Happy Meal this week.

A 17-year-old employee of an Ottawa, Ill., McDonald's is out of work and facing drug charges after allegedly hiding marijuana and a lighter in the Happy Meal.

Keith Irelan and his three children went through a McDonald's drive-thru Monday night to order Happy Meals. They were on their way to meet their mother at a nearby school for a picnic, police said.

But one of the children — an 8-year-old girl — got a lighter, pipe, and bag of marijuana in her Happy Meal, according to Ottawa Police Chief Brian Zeilmann. Her father went to the police.

"To be honest, you don't expect that," Irelan told FOX Chicago affiliate WFLD-TV.

"She said 'Mom, I have a lighter in my Happy Meal,'" the girl's mother said.

The girl showed the lighter to her dad, then told him later that she got two other "toys" in her Happy Meal. One of those toys was a bag of marijuana. "Read More" "Watch The Video"

A year or so ago I posted about the crappy toys that fast food restaurants manage to unload on our kids with their kids meals "LINK" but the above article might indicate that the restaurants are looking for an older customer to partake in said kids meals.
And the poor McEmployee losses his dope and his job all in the matter of a few hours. Plus he didn't even get interviewed on TV, I guess he's gonna loose his shot at "Hamburger University".

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