Woman Arrested for Serving Pig a Burger That Was Too Salty

USA Today reports (occurred in 2007):

UNION CITY, Ga. – A McDonald’s employee spent a night in jail and is facing criminal charges because a police officer’s burger was too salty, so salty that he says it made him sick.

Kendra Bull was arrested Friday, charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct and freed on $1,000 bail.

The report goes on to state that the officer “got sick” after eating the burger.  Which begs the question of why the officer didn’t simply put the burger down after the first bite and ask for a new one like most sane human beings would.

Instead of asking for his money back or demanding a new burger, the totalitarian decided to exercise his authoritay and throw the person who made the burger in a cage.  Further, the pig actually sent the burger to the state crime lab for testing.  I’m sure that cost the tax payers a nice chunk of wasted money.

In effect, tens of thousands of dollars of your money were just wasted over a salty burger.

Consider the costs of:

The police salary of the arresting, booking, and jailing officers required to make the arrest.

The court costs of the judge, clerks, and recorders and facility costs to deal with the case.

The cost of a public defender and prosecutor.

The cost of the state crime lab to analyse the burger.

The housing costs of the prisoner, meals, water use, toiletries, electrical costs, medical costs, etc..

AND the opportunity cost of lost tax revenue from the wages of Kendra herself.

All because some pig felt his burger was too salty.  This case also highlights the use of “catch all” laws that can be used to justify virtually any arrest for any reason by the police.

Anything – ANYTHING –  may get you arrested in Police State America today.  You are not safe.  You are in great danger.  Get that into your heads right now.

  • http://twitter.com/prosperhappily Robert S

    All you can do is sue for false arrest.  

    • me

      No you could shoot the fucker in the head, that would put a stop to his little antics

  • http://www.facebook.com/gennarose.pope Gennarose Pope

    I hardly call going to jail for an evening dangerous. Sure, getting arrested for oversalting a burger is a tad ridiculous, but the language “You are not safe. You are in great danger” is a tad alarmist.

    An overreaction similar to, say, the police officer’s, no?

    • http://www.libertariannews.org/ Michael Suede

      Go spend some time in a jail.

      Let me know how safe you feel.

    • Terry

      The danger is not the night spent in jail, but the overwhelming tipping of the justice scales giving these armed thugs the ability to exercise any authority they deem appropriate with no repercussions.  You do not feel threatened by this loss of Liberty and Justice?  Well now, our Forefathers wrote about you as well…

    • Nick

      If someone takes you forcibly to a cage and throws you into it overnight, you won’t feel safe from the abuse of authority that that represents.

  • Heintze61

    Isn’t it ironic that most of these ridiculous breeches of personal liberty seem to occur in the south?  The patriotic bible belt which prides itself on promoting our american freedoms.  What you are actually witnessing is what can happen when the politics of part of our nation move too far to the RIGHT (these are all red states), as what has already happened in history when a nation is usurped by a LEFT wing totalitarianistic regime!  Make no mistake.  There exists BOTH left and right wing facism!