A man who spent $230 on hash browns at a McDonald’s drive-through, is a vegan who originally tried order 200 chicken nuggets, but ended up swearing at and abusing staff because they weren’t on the breakfast menu, a Sydney court has heard.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Kole Olsen, 30, pleaded guilty to high-range drink driving when he appeared in Hornsby Local Court yesterday. His blood alcohol was tested at 0.175, around 3.5 five times the legal limit.
He was given a 12-month good behaviour bond, and fined $1,000, with his licence suspended for nine months.
The Telegraph reports that the Court heard Olsen yelled “I want my f***ing nuggets” at staff after being told he could not order them just before 5am on Saturday, November 11, at Thornleigh McDonald’s, in Sydney’s northwest.
He then circled the drive-through, yelling out abuse and honking then horn, then ordered 200 hash browns costing $230.
The agreed statement of facts details that the manager hand-delivered the 200 hash browns to Olsen after he’d left the drive-through.
But after that he wanted a refund for 200 fries and Big Macs he didn’t order, and screamed “I am going to f**k you all up” at the staff.
The manager put the store into lockdown and waited for police to arrive.
But the most telling part of the Telegraph’s report is this exchange:
Magistrate Daniel Reiss seemed surprised Olsen had even thought to visit McDonald’s.
“I thought he was on a vegan diet?” he said.
Olsen’s lawyer Elizabether Wye told the court her client was sticking to his diet when ordered the 200 hash browns.
“My understanding is that hash browns are a vegan food,” Ms Wye said.
Magistrate Reiss later said the Olsen’s “bizarre” behaviour “sounds like drugs and mental health to me”.
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