Alert reader Dean L. points Patterico to this Fox News story:
I’ll Take the &*$@#! Fries With That
Local cops are scrambling to find the jokester who’s hacked into a Burger King’s (search) drive-through speaker in Troy, Mich., telling customers they’re too fat to order Whoppers.
Police figure some teenagers must have discovered the radio frequency used to transmit conversations between the parking-lot order kiosk and the restaurant kitchen, according to Ananova.com.
One customer was told: “You don’t need a couple of Whoppers. You’re too fat. Pull ahead,” according to police Lt. Gerry Scherlinck.
When the manager came out to apologize to a carload of customers who’d just heard a stream of obscenities, the drive-through speaker had a special message for him as well.
“There’s nothing you or the police can do about this,” said the speaker, “so get your fat ass back inside and take your goons with you,” Scherlinck told the Detroit News.
Kevin Barnes, a spokesman for the franchise company that owns the restaurant, said he’d like to keep news of the incidents low-key.
Nice try, Kevin.