McDonald's Refuses Customer's Order of 30 Burgers, So He Attacks the Golden Arches


Maybe he was trying to impersonate The Hamburglar, close friend of Ronald McDonald. Maybe he thought he was at Burger King, where the old slogan “your way, right away,” would apply.

Reasons surrounding a bizarre incident at an Oregon McDonald’s are still unclear, but one thing is for sure: nobody attacks the Golden Arches and gets away with it. Just ask 37-year-old Jedediah Ezekiel Fulton, a man who was arrested on March 16 for doing just that.

According to the Associated Press, Fulton entered a Sutherlin, Oregon, McDonald’s restaurant and tried to place an order. He quickly became irate when employees refused to fulfill his order of 30 double cheeseburgers.

From the charges later filed against him, it’s a good bet that Fulton’s behavior was one toy short of a Happy Meal. We don’t know why McDonald’s refused to complete his order, but they probably had a very good reason for doing so.

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Many restaurants would be fine with fulfilling a large order, glad for the revenue. But as we all know from experience, the customer is NOT always right.

Fulton responded by tearing down a McDonald’s banner (hey, we all get hangry from time to time.) Then, he turned his fury on the Golden Arches and “attacked” them, according to the AP.

Sounds like a Kylo Ren temper tantrum scene from Star Wars to me. But Fulton then unleashed his anger on another customer, escalating the scene even more.

According to the Sutherlin Police Department, Fulton turned his rage on a nearby customer, grabbing the customer by the shirt. Fearing for the person trapped in Fulton’s angry grip, another customer pulled out a gun.

Police arrived and arrested Fulton before any shots were fired. Police charged Fulton with second-degree disorderly conduct, second-degree criminal trespass, second-degree criminal mischief and harassment.

Many readers are frustrated with the lack of information surrounding Fulton’s circumstances. Why did McDonald’s refuse the man’s order?

Chances are, there is much more than meets the eye in this story. “He’s the guy they had in mind when they coined the phrase ‘we reserve the right to refuse service to anybody,'” wrote one Oregon Live reader.

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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