Police are not for when a service worker gives you “attitude”
A Wisconsin woman called the police to a Waukesha KFC after employees allegedly made her sandwich wrong, and then were rude. “The staff tried to make her another sandwich. However, the woman did not feel comfortable eating and wanted her money back,” reported Fox6. Ultimately, the cops told her that the situation didn’t require police intervention and to work it out on her own.
We’re puzzling over what headspace you have to be in to think calling 911 when KFC gets your sandwich order wrong is the next logical course of action. But astoundingly, this is not the first time cops have been called to this very KFC. According to Newsweek, in November police responded to a call from a customer who said his order was taking too long.
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