Want Some Fries With That Felony, Officer?

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Two of Denver’s “Finest” placed an order at a McDonald’s drive-through in the early morning hours of May 21. Distressed over what they perceived to be unsatisfactory service,the officers became agitated, and one of them “flashed his police badge and pointed a pistol through the drive through window in a threatening manner, before driving off without paying,” reports the local CBS affiliate.

The officers involved in the incident have been placed on “administrative leave with pay” — that is, paid vacation — while the county prosecutor decides whether to file felony menacing charges against them. Any private citizen who did the same would be in jail already, of course.

What is it with police and drive-through service, anyway?

9:52 pm on June 18, 2009