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Man loses finger at McDonald's drive-thru

The Local · 29 Jun 2010, 09:52

Published: 29 Jun 2010 09:52 GMT+02:00

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"A drunk man approached the restaurant after closing. He was aggressive and unpleasant," said Petra Whitehead at McDonald's Sweden to The Local on Tuesday.

According to the police report, a 22-year-old man drove in to the restaurant late Sunday evening and a member of McDonald's staff slammed the hatch closed on his hand, severing his dangling digit.

"I don't know the extent of the damage to his hand. But it is a police matter now and they will investigate," Whitehead told The Local.

"The manager of our restaurant called an ambulance," she confirmed.

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The 22-year-old, who according to the Aftonbladet daily has successfully been reunited with his finger tip, has reported the restaurant employee for assault causing actual bodily harm.

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11:13 June 29, 2010 by rybo1
Well, obviously one shouldn't be drunk and agressive while navigating a McDonald's drive through. I feel he got his just reward. But, as you'll see, if there is a follow up on this case, the employee will get the short end of the stick.
11:34 June 29, 2010 by calebian22
Ooooh, too bad this wasn't in the US. Right vendor, wrong country. If Stella could get 2.7 million (later reduced to 640K) for too hot coffee, I wonder what a severed finger is worth?
13:14 June 29, 2010 by me_i_sverige
He was drunk and he drove to drive in!!!! First, should his licence be reovked (inversion, nordisk grammar) then he should go jail for disturbing mcdonalds worker being drunk.
14:18 June 29, 2010 by jack sprat
Fortunately the guy got his finger back,otherwise Mcfinger and chips would likely have been the special menu del dia.
18:51 June 29, 2010 by J Jack
I have never seen a nice Swede at a Mac D's at or after closing time. They're always plastered and have the munchies (& no taste in food).
01:02 June 30, 2010 by alingsaskev
The service at the McDonalds here in Alingsås is so slow, that the only thing anyone is likely to lose at the Drive Thru is the will to live!
16:05 June 30, 2010 by Mr Gee
I hope he didn't order the vegetarian option as he would have been most disappointed!
17:29 June 30, 2010 by Kooritze
How absolutely riveting news!!!!
21:39 June 30, 2010 by alu
Now, why doesn't this story surprise me?
14:20 July 1, 2010 by Marley420
finger food...anyone
04:02 July 3, 2010 by oOjimOo
Driving drunk through a drive-tru and then tryin to sue???
12:09 July 5, 2010 by deaninsweden
Should not have slammed the hatch down. Give him the worst punishment possible. An Apple Pie.
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