It wouldn't be an overstatement to say that fast-food workers have seen a lot of bad behavior on the part of those who frequent their establishments, and the drive-thru lane is probably the epicenter of such behavior.
We've told you the epic tale of the drunk dudes who were arrested for attempting to ride a couch through a McDonald's drive-thru lane. Then there was the classic story of the guy who threw an alligator into a Wendy's drive-thru window.
But we now know that it doesn't take all that much to attract police attention at the drive-thru.
Earlier this month, police were summoned to a Taco Bell in South Euclid, Ohio because one woman really, really wanted the chain's Mild hot sauce, but—to her great dismay—only Taco Bell's "Fire" sauce was available. The disgruntled taco-eater refused to leave the drive-thru line and caused a back-up of several cars, all because her preferred sauce was unavailable.
Condiments rule, but really?
When questioned by the police, the frustrated customer explained the situation. She told them that Taco Bell should at least have offered to give her the meal at half price, if they wanted her to make do with fire sauce—or (gasp) no sauce at all.
The police were evidently quite patient with the mild-sauce-loving customer, and explained to her that the problem "was not likely going to be resolved at the drive-thru window," suggesting that she return the next day to speak to a manager.
After all, no police officer wants to deal with a dispute involving taco sauce, but the South Euclid police department might want to console themselves with this thought: At least they didn't have to remove a couch or tackle an alligator. You just never know what you'll find in the drive-thru lane.