McDonald’s customer threatend with $300 fine for ‘stealing’ food
A McDonald’s customer in Sydney is accused of being a Hamburglar after he was threatened with a $300 fine for “stealing” another person’s order.
Santo La Rocca is spitting chips after police knocked on his door accusing him of taking someone else’s food from the Bass Hill store last week.
Mr La Rocca told the Inner West Courier he did not realise he had been given someone else’s order until he got home on March 22.
“My daughter was a bit annoyed because she didn’t get her nuggets but I said just suck it up and we ate it,” Mr La Rocca told the newspaper.
“I couldn’t be bothered to take it back because how many times do they stuff up your order when you go through the drive through?”
Mr La Rocca said his family was greeted by two police officers at later that evening at 9pm.
“They accused me of stealing McDonald’s and I thought it was a joke,” he said. “The staff told police I just ordered two frozen Cokes but I ordered more than that.
“I explained that to the officers and they said you should have returned the food that didn’t belong to me and I said: ‘No, they stuffed it up so why should I go back?’
“It’s a ridiculous waste of time to chase people for getting the wrong Maccas order. Shouldn’t they be fighting crime, not fighting the Hamburglar?”
Despite threatening him with a $300 fine, Mr La Rocca said police decided to let him off.
Bass Hill McDonald’s store manager Ahmen Kawas told the Inner West Courier he was unaware of the incident and would not investigate it.
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