Thursday, March 5, 2009

Distraught Woman Fights for McNuggets

Woman Says She's 'Embarrassed' By McNugget Meltdown
Fort Pierce Woman Calls 911 3 Times After McDonald's Runs Out Of Nuggets

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - She's been called "McNut" by and "loco 4 pollo" by

Now, after becoming an Internet sensation for calling 911 three times to report an emergency after McDonald's had run out of McNuggets, a Fort Pierce woman said Wednesday she is embarrassed by all the media attention.

"I'm embarrassed to show my face in public," Latreasa Goodman told WPBF News 25's Alexis Rivera one day after her McNugget meltdown was first reported.

Goodman, 27, was issued a written notice to appear in court for misusing the 911 emergency communications system. "This is ridiculous," said Goodman, "I have two priors and under the 3 strole rule I am going to prison for life, over some lousy chicken McNuggets."

According to the police report, Goodman called 911 three times Saturday to report that a McDonald's employee wasn't giving her a refund for the chicken nuggets she wanted.

"The manager just took my money and won't give me my money back, trying to make me get something off the menu that I don't want," Goodman said in one of the 911 calls. "I ordered chicken nuggets. They don't have chicken nuggets, and so I told her, 'Just give me my money back,' and she tells me I have to pick something else off the menu. She is not going to give me my money back, and she don't have the right to take my money."

Goodman said if she is not convicted and sentenced to life in prison, she'll continue to go to McDonald's, but she also said she'd order with a little more caution next time.

"I'm not going and just giving up my money like that, no, but I'm going to ask them would they please check and see if they have what I want on the menu, and if they tell me yes, then I will order,"

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