It's a fact: Crazy things happen at fast-food restaurants. But we always assumed that people who did things like dial 911 for McNuggets or stiletto-stomp patrons at Taco Bell were predisposed to such behavior despite their diet. But turns out, if they favored wheatgrass over Whoppers, things could be different. Recently Ohio State University announced a research project that seeks to link fast food to the body's reaction to stressful situations (like, say, not getting McNuggets right now.) And in that spirit of academic pursuit, we've put together a list of the ten most outrageous fast-food freakouts. All the people on this list behaved poorly, but don't judge. Science might just be on their side.
An overnight Dunkin' worker in New Jersey, caught trading sexual favors for cash at the drive-through window, was nabbed last year in a sting dubbed "Extra Sugar."
Apple Pie Robbery
This past February, an enterprising California felon robbed a bank, claiming that he had a bomb. He actually had two apple pies from McDonald's stuffed into a Mickey D's bag.
A wild melee broke out at beloved Philly cheesesteak parlor Geno's after 2012's Winter Classic. Philly Flyers fans beat a New York Rangers fan to a bloody pulp on the floor of the restaurant.
This month, a Long Island hot-dog peddler was caught offering sex alongside her weiners. Just where to go when your beloved no longer cuts the mustard.
In 2010, an Ohio woman was caught on tape slugging a McDonald's drive-thru worker after being told that chicken McNuggets aren't on the breakfast menu. She later apologized, blaming drunkenness ...
... But that's nothing compared with the Florida woman who called 911 three times in 2009 when her local McD's ran out of nuggets and tried to convince her to order a cheeseburger instead. (It didn't work.)
None other than Dina Lohan had a major meltdown at a Long Island Carvel in 2010, calling the cops after being told that she couldn't use daughter Lindsay's coveted Carvel black card for free ice cream.
Get Outta My Grill
Two Manhattan women brawled at a Greenwich Village McDonald's after an evening of tequila shots in October 2011. They jumped the counter and were beaten by an employee with a metal grilling rod, who claimed self-defense. The ladies later fought in front of police, with one asking the other, "Why did this happen? Why don’t you love me the way I love you?"
Sping Break 2011 turned violent when bikini-clad partiers went wild at a Miami Burger King, rushing the counter after workers took too long to whip up Whoppers, dousing workers in soda and ketchup.
Transvestite Taco Tiff
A chalupa run turned violent in 2009 when a group of drag queens faced off at a San Diego Taco Bell while comparing physiques. (A Taco Bell diet is always figure-enhancing!)
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