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05-31-09, 06:22 PM #1
An Aloha man, upset over juice missing from his order at McDonald's, calls 911 to complain
ALOHA -- For most folks it's not a dilemma. Given a choice between "a day without sunshine" and a day without jail time, most people will skip the orange juice and stay out of jail.
But Raibin Raof Osman isn't most people. The 20-year-old Aloha man had a sleepover at the Washington County Jail on Memorial Day after calling 9-1-1 to complain that McDonald's left a box of orange juice out of his drive-through order.
Osman was booked Monday night on accusations of improper use of 9-1-1. He bailed out Tuesday. The offense is a Class B misdemeanor punishable in Oregon by up to six months in jail and a fine of $2,500.
"We ordered some food," Osman told dispatchers at 11:41 p.m., calling on his cell phone from the restaurant at 19525 S.W. Tualatin Valley Highway in Aloha.
"We went home, and our order wasn't in there," he said. "My little brother is crying for his orange juice and stuff. We came back with the receipt and everything."
Osman told dispatchers the drive-through attendant was laughing at his brother because he could not speak English well.
"That's why I called. She was being rude," he said, referring to the employee who waited on him at the drive-through window.
A restaurant employee later called 9-1-1 to report that Osman and others who were with him were blocking the drive-through lane, knocking on restaurant windows and intimidating employees.
Osman could not be reached for comment.
When sheriff's deputies arrived at the McDonald's, Osman was unwilling to listen to deputies explain that 9-1-1 wasn't in the business of straightening out fast-food orders, said Sgt. David Thompson, spokesman for the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
"The deputy basically said, 'You can't use 9-1-1 for that reason,' " Thompson explained. "It's not an emergency. (Osman) said he didn't know how to get the non-emergency number. The guy had a BlackBerry. He could have dialed 4-1-1 or got it off the Internet. There are pay phones all over the parking lot, with phonebooks hanging from them.
"He could have come up with the non-emergency number just like everyone else does."
Thompson said Osman tried to argue that he had the legal right to call the police.
"He said it was a 'freedom of speech' issue," Thompson said. "He was not open to having the deputy educate him."
So Osman was taken to jail. His education will continue with an appearance in court, to be scheduled at a later date.
05-31-09, 07:14 PM #2
What a dumbass, didn't he know there are non-emergency numbers for that BS? He may have had the legal right to call LE but NOT for that reason on that number he didn't.
On a side note, isn't Have It Your Way at Burger King?
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