Scottish man calls police on McDonald's

Feb. 3, 2013 at 4:19 PM

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A Scottish man called police after he said workers at a McDonald's fast-food restaurant were ignoring him, police said.

The man called 999 -- the Scottish equivalent of 911 -- telling the dispatcher he'd had a disagreement with the staff. After they allegedly refused to address the man's concerns in the restaurant he got in his car and went into the drive-through, The Scotsman reported Sunday.

"They're just ignoring us, so we've decided to stop in the drive-through now, there are 20 cars behind us," the man said.

The dispatcher scolded the man for wasting what could be valuable resources.

"This is not a police matter sir, in fact, you don't dial 999 unless it's a life or death emergency," the operator said.

Scottish police released the call, along with other "ridiculous" examples of people calling emergency dispatchers for non-emergency incidents, to help reduce the time wasted by emergency dispatchers.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Rome police warn man for cruising river in converted Maserati
'Maxi Pad Bandit' suspect arrested in California
Police: Dog rescued after driving owner's pickup into lake
Police: Drunk man blamed injuries on hippo attack
Referee pulls a gun during dispute at soccer game in Brazil