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Woman Hits BK Drive-Thru… Literally

By • Mar 13th, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

Oh, the burger blotter just keeps growing and growing.  There was the Kansas City woman who trashed a Mickey D’s when her order got screwed up.  There were the dudes who landed their small-engine planes on a frozen lake in the middle of Minneapolis to grab lunch at a local burger bar.  There was the 300-pound cheebie sculpture dropped on a California woman’s lawn in the middle of the night.  And there was the Oregon dipshit who called 911 after getting incorrect change during a burger run.

The latest installment of BurgerWorld’s Most Wanted comes from Michigan.  It started in the early morning hours Thursday, when a local woman tried to satisfy her late-night cheeseburger craving.

She pulled up to the Burger King on Leonard Street in Grand Rapids (coincidentally, the home of the famous Fifth Third Burger) around 3am.  Upon attempting to enter the establishment, she found the doors locked.  A manager inside the restaurant told her that although the restaurant itself is open 24/7, the lobby closes at 11pm, and that she would have to go around to the drive-thru to place an order.

When she showed up at the drive-thru window on foot, the staff once again intervened, telling her, “No, ma’am, you have to get in your car and drive through.”

So that’s exactly what she did:

You can see in that picture from Dave Odette at the Grand Rapids Press that the woman plowed her car right into the side of the building.  When police arrived, they found her still trying to place a food order at the counter inside.  She was arrested and taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

Ready for the real Whopper?  Police say they think that alcohol “may” have played a role in the incident.  (Stellar detective work indeed by Grand Rapids’ finest.)

Damages were estimated at somewhere between $10,000 and $50,000.  Dan Fitzgerald, chairman of Quality Dining, Inc., who owns the BK location, told reporters, “This isn’t a fender-bender you can drive away from.  It’s real damage.“  But they do consider the crash an accident.  “Typically, in a case like this, it’s impossible to prove she did it with malice,” Fitzgerald said.  “And we’re pretty sure she didn’t.

If only she’d waited for Burger King’s beer ‘n’ burgs Whopper Bar concept to make it to Grand Rapids.

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