A McDonald’s customer was arrested after he dialled 999 to complain kitchen staff had put onions on his Big Mac burger.
Leslie McDonagh, 53, told the emergency operator he had got the ‘wrong meal’ and could not eat onions due to a ‘severe allergy.’
Officers arrived at the Oxford Road branch in Manchester city centre and when they asked him to leave, he fell to the floor and grabbed an officer’s leg as they attempted to get him to his feet. He subsequently spat in the PC’s face as he was being taken out of the restaurant.
Officers revealed McDonagh, from Bolton, who works for a finance firm in Manchester, had left work early to meet his wife for their wedding anniversary – but went into the McDonald'ss restaurant for a snack on his way home.
He claimed to have drunk six pints of beer before the incident. McDonagh admitted assault by beating of an emergency worker and being drunk and disorderly in a public place.
He was ordered to complete a 12-month community order plus 120 hours unpaid work. He was also fined £190.