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'Miscommunication' ends in burgers, punches being thrown

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jun 13, 2010 1:02 PM CDT

(Newser) – Apparently the customer isn't always right: Hamburgers, fries, punches, and chairs all were thrown during a fight involving customers and employees of a fast food restaurant in Kalamazoo that ended with two arrests. Police said four customers in a vehicle at a Wendy's drive-thru lane midday yesterday claimed their order was incorrect. Police said they hurled drinks, hamburgers and fries at an employee inside.

Police said the employee then threw food at the vehicle, hitting it with a drink, ketchup and fries, and two people from the vehicle went inside the restaurant, where they fought with employees. Two of the customers were arrested on charges of assault. The employee had scrapes and abrasions, but didn't need medical attention. Police said employees blamed the fight on a "communication breakdown."

There was no Nesquik Bunny, or anything warm and fuzzy for that matter, at the Kalamazoo Wendy's drive-thru yesterday.
There was no Nesquik Bunny, or anything warm and fuzzy for that matter, at the Kalamazoo Wendy's drive-thru yesterday.   (AP Photo/Wendy's, Jay LaPrete)
A Wendy's drive-thru transaction didn't go as smoothly as this one, ending in flying burgers and assault charges.
A Wendy's drive-thru transaction didn't go as smoothly as this one, ending in flying burgers and assault charges.   (AP Photo/Paul Iverson)
A Wendy's window attendant hands off a food purchase to a drive-thru customer in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009.
A Wendy's window attendant hands off a food purchase to a drive-thru customer in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009.   (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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