While certain things at McDonald’s can be eaten as-is, others require a dipping sauce to heighten the flavor. If you’re getting chicken nuggets/tenders or fries, for instance, you need some BBQ, ketchup, sweet and sour, or whatever your personal preference of sauce might be. In fact, a 19-year-old Florida woman takes her love of sauce so seriously that it landed her in jail.
Maguire Marie Mclaughlin just wanted her damn sauce. She was hitting up some Mickey D’s at about 4 a.m. on New Year’s Day and ordered some food at the drive-thru. She claimed she didn’t receive all of her food (i.e. the sauce) and became enraged, shouting profanities at staff who tried to inform her that sauces cost 25 cents each. (SINCE WHEN???)
The staff began to fear for their safety. Apparently Mclaughlin informed staff that she would be getting her dipping sauce “by whatever means necessary” but she wouldn’t expand on what she meant by that. Because they weren’t sure what Mclaughlin planned to do, they called the Indian River County Sheriffs Office to send an officer out since they believed she might be dangerous.
Mclaughlin was arrested for disorderly conduct. According to the police report obtained by The Smoking Gun, she had to be put in mechanical restraints because she kept locking her legs and refusing to walk forward when she was arrested, which is kind hilarious. Officers also claimed they could smell alcohol on her breath, though it’s unclear if she was given a breathalyzer test and what became of it.
She was released on bond later that day. Poor girl didn’t even to get to enjoy her McDonald’s, which kinda sucks. Whether or not she faces further charges, will have to pay a fine, etc. hasn’t been reported, but best of luck to her.
But seriously, when did McDonald’s start charging for dipping sauces? If you’re getting something that’s meant to have a sauce like chicken nuggets, fries, or even cheese dippers or whatever, the sauce is a vital part of the meal. Why would you have to pay 25 cents for something so basic? I can see if someone is asking for 10 containers of the stuff or something, but McDonald’s is a multi-billion dollar company. You’re telling me they can’t give a dinky container of dipping sauce out to customers for free??? INJUSTICE!
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