If you've ever tried to go through a McDonald's drive-thru riding in anything other than a car, you've probably experienced the embarrassment of being turned away. And while this might seem like blatant vehicular discrmination, a recent altercation in Canada proves that there might actually be some merit to this rule.
At 3:19 a.m. last Thursday, an ATV rolled up to the drive-thru window at a McDonald's in New Brunswick, Canada. This on its own would have been strange enough, but the story gets better. Attached to the back of the ATV was a couch, and atop that couch sat two very intoxicated men just trying to get their hands on some drunk munchies.
When a police officer spotted the whole ordeal, he jumped into action and turned his lights on. This spooked the ATV driver, and he took off, leaving his couch passengers behind. The result was a high speed chase we can only assume looked stranger than any other police chase that has ever occurred.
"When [the officer] put his lights on, of course he took off, the four-wheeler did, with the sofa still attached," Cpl. Lorri McEachern told Global News. "But he left his two passengers from the sofa at the drive-thru."
After ditching his riders, the still unidentified ATV driver left the McDonald's parking lot, raced down a nearby highway and ended up on the frozen Miramichi River. And yes, the couch remained attached and dragging behind the ATV throughout this entire ordeal.
The ATV driver got away, but he left his souped-up ride behind. Now the police just have to track down the owner of the vehicle and they'll likely also find their suspect. As for the two passengers, they were arrested on the scene and face yet-to-be-determined charges. And in case you were wondering, yes, it is indeed illegal to ride a couch through a drive-thru, according to Cpl. McEachern. Good to know.