Florida patron dials cops over lemonade-less combo meal
FEBRUARY 9–“You cannot dial 911 ’cause you’re unhappy with your burger.” That’s what a police operator told a Florida man early Saturday morning when he called 911 to complain about his order at a Burger King in Boynton Beach.
As can be heard on the below police recording, Jean Fortune, 66, called 911 when a Burger King employee told him that they did not have lemonade. Fortune told cops that he had placed an order for a #7 combo meal (chicken fries, French fries, and a soda for $4.49) while in the drive-thru line. But when he got to the window, Fortune was told the fast food outlet did not have lemonade.
He was offered Coke, but Fortune decided instead to call police. “Sir, come on. I know you don’t seriously think that the police need to make Burger King give you food faster. I cannot believe that,” said an exasperated 911 operator.
She also noted, “Customer service is not a reason to call 911. 911 is if you’re dying. Do you understand that?” Fortune was charged with abuse of 911 communications, according the below Boynton Beach Police Department report. Pictured above is the Burger King at which Fortune did not find lemonade.
Here is the audio link.