Teens Ticketed for Drive-Through Rap at McDonalds

Discussion in 'Law and Justice System' started by Sunni Man, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Sunni Man
    Offline

    Sunni Man Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    40,001
    Thanks Received:
    5,328
    Trophy Points:
    1,860
    Location:
    Patriotic American Muslim
    Ratings:
    +12,444
    SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 30) -- A rap by four teenagers at a McDonald's has gotten them a bad rap in one Utah city.

    The teens were cited by American Fork, Utah, police earlier this week for disorderly conduct after they rapped their order at a McDonald's drive-through.

    The teens said they were imitating a popular video on YouTube. They rapped their order, which begins with, "I need a double cheeseburger and hold the lettuce ..." once quickly before repeating it more slowly.

    Spenser Dauwalder said employees at the restaurant told him and his friends they were holding up the line and needed to order or leave.
    The 18-year-old said nobody was in line. He and his three 17-year-old friends left without buying anything.

    American Fork Police Sgt. Gregg Ludlow says a manager wrote down the car's license plate number and called police. The teens were later cited by officers at a high school parking lot outside a volleyball match.

    "We thought, you know, just teenagers out having fun," Dauwalder told KSL Newsradio. "We didn't think it would escalate to that."

    Disorderly conduct citations are issued when someone does something to cause annoyance or alarm, Ludlow said. The citation is an infraction similar to a speeding ticket, he said.

    "It was not just that they were rapping; they continued to hold things up," Ludlow said.
    He said the teens were asked several times to speak plainly and that ultimately the manager came outside.

    The owner-operator of the McDonald's said in a statement that the issue was about employees' safety at the restaurant in American Fork, about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City.

    "The employee in question felt that her safety was at risk as a result of the alleged actions of these individuals in the drive-through, not as a result of them rapping their order," franchisee Conny Kramer said in the statement. "As such, she contacted the local authorities."

    Top Headlines, U.S., World, Politics, Entertainment and Sports News - AOL News
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  2. strollingbones
    Online

    strollingbones Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Messages:
    65,563
    Thanks Received:
    15,607
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    chicken farm
    Ratings:
    +31,875
    o how funny....rapping 17 yrs old in the drive thru....what a threat to mankind
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. Bill O'Olberman
    Offline

    Bill O'Olberman Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Messages:
    818
    Thanks Received:
    124
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ratings:
    +124
    Unlike a speeding ticket isnt disorderly conduct a criminal offense? Meaning if convicted they have a criminal record, though only a very minor misdemeanor, for raping an order at McDonals... This is very much a bullshit case.
     
  4. Jay Canuck
    Offline

    Jay Canuck by Crom you'll pay!

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Messages:
    3,090
    Thanks Received:
    212
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +212
    It was the Land of the Free...... until McLaw came into effect.
     
  5. JD_2B
    Offline

    JD_2B Little Vixen

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,092
    Thanks Received:
    118
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Nunya, Wudjathink
    Ratings:
    +118
    I agree.. This is total bullshit.

    Bunch of square old bitties in the square states.. These boys surely won't be convicted, if they go to trial. =)
     
  6. xsited1
    Offline

    xsited1 Agent P

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    17,750
    Thanks Received:
    5,299
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    Little Rock, AR
    Ratings:
    +5,306
    If they were white guys trying to rap, they should be charged with a felony.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  7. indianaboy
    Offline

    indianaboy Ultra-conservative

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2009
    Messages:
    115
    Thanks Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Indiana
    Ratings:
    +12
    Article says it's only an infraction. Utah must have an infraction level of disorderly conduct.
     
  8. JD_2B
    Offline

    JD_2B Little Vixen

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,092
    Thanks Received:
    118
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Nunya, Wudjathink
    Ratings:
    +118
    Actually, it can still be a criminal charge.. and could be considered that in this case, if the state decided to upgrade it..

    76-9-102 — Disorderly conduct. - Utah 76-9-102 — Disorderly conduct. - Utah Code :: Justia
    Utah Statutes 76-9-102. Disorderly conduct.
    (1) A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if:
    (a) he refuses to comply with the lawful order of the police to move from a public place, or knowingly creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition, by any act which serves no legitimate purpose; or
    (b) intending to cause public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, he:
    (i) engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous, or threatening behavior;
    (ii) makes unreasonable noises in a public place;
    (iii) makes unreasonable noises in a private place which can be heard in a public place; or
    (iv) obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
    (2) "Public place," for the purpose of this section, means any place to which the public or a substantial group of the public has access and includes but is not limited to streets, highways, and the common areas of schools, hospitals, apartment houses, office buildings, transport facilities, and shops.
    (3) Disorderly conduct is a class C misdemeanor if the offense continues after a request by a person to desist. Otherwise it is an infraction.
     
  9. KittenKoder
    Offline

    KittenKoder Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Messages:
    23,281
    Thanks Received:
    1,711
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Nowhere
    Ratings:
    +1,714
    Meh ... three things I actually hate in one story ... serves the teens right for making three bad decisions. :cool:
     
  10. ABikerSailor
    Offline

    ABikerSailor Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    31,360
    Thanks Received:
    4,794
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    Amarillo TX
    Ratings:
    +8,410
    Know what I think should happen?

    McDonald's should fire the manager. They should also fire the person that took the order.

    Next?

    They ought to have those kids who rapped and were arrested in a commercial. Something along the lines of rapping for their order, the manager calling the cops, and then, everyone dancing in a big number a la Michael Jackson's Thriller.

    You know? They could get a lot of great publicity with that idea.

    Kinda like the Budweiser commercial "Wass Up".
     

Share This Page