Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Drive-thru criminal

The Clearwater FL police must be very desperate for criminals to flood thier system lately or else, they really are strict on upholding the law. This weekend, they managed to haul a 75 year-old woman off to jail, for breaking the law.

Jean Merola, a grandmother of eight was waiting at the drive-thru of a McDonald's for her cup of coffee and fries when the police officer asked her to move her car. She stated that the employee had told her to park there while she was waiting for her order.

Police state that she refused to move forward with her car, so they found another solution for getting her out of the way. They charged her with disorderly conduct, handcuffed her and took her to jail. She was released an hour and a half later on her own recognizance.

There was no word as to why it would take so long for an order of fries and coffee to be completed, nor if she ever did receive it.............. and I found no report as to why the police officer was in such a hurry to get her out of his way in the drive-thru. It does make me wonder how desperately that officer needed a cup of coffee possibly, to dunk his donut in, or did he need to up his arrest numbers for the month that badly?