Want Fries With That Arrest? Granny Nabbed at McDonald’s Drive-Thru After Confrontation

Monday, January 21, 2008

I would ask that anyone who does read this story to please read the comment.  The comment puts light on how and what really happened as told by the mother whose daughter was working at the time this occurred. 

This is a real example of how the media reports stories how they see it and not really what happened. 

A 75-year-old grandmother of eight was arrested at a Florida McDonald’s drive-thru after police said she wouldn’t pull her car forward.

Jean Merola was waiting for her coffee and fries when a police officer asked her to move her car. Merola refused, saying she was told to wait there by McDonald’s employees, MyFoxTampaBay reported.

Merola was charged with disorderly conduct and hauled off to Pinellas County Jail, where Merola claims she was searched, photographed and fingerprinted.

Jail records show she was released about 90 minutes later on her own recognizance.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Will it be Apple Juice or a Margarita? Applebee’s Serves Toddler Margarita In Sippy Cup

Friday, June 15, 2007

(AP) ANTIOCH, Calif. An executive with the Applebee’s restaurant chain says its restaurants won’t be keeping juices and margarita mixes in similar looking containers any more after a toddler was accidentally served a margarita at one of its locations in Antioch.

Police say two-year-old Julian Mayorga was served an alcoholic beverage in a covered, plastic sippy cup on Monday night at the Applebee’s franchise in Antioch.

The boy’s mother — Kim Mayorga — said she noticed Julian making funny faces and pushing away his cup.

She had ordered apple juice for the child, but when she opened the lid she was hit by the smell of tequila and Triple Sec.

The toddler grew drowsy, started vomiting a few hours later and was rushed to the hospital.

An Applebee’s vice president says the restaurant keeps apple juice and the premixed margarita concoction in identical-looking plastic bottles on ice behind the bar.

A manager on duty mistakenly grabbed the margarita bottle instead of the apple juice jug.