Strange News: Man Impersonates Cop to Get Free McDonald's

Cops say a Florida man went to a lot of trouble -- and got into an awful lot of trouble -- all on an account of a Big Mac attack. The Pinellas County Sheriff's office told the Post and Courier that Joseph Pineda flashed a gun and a badge at a drive-thru worker, and said he wanted free food because he forgot his wallet on a stakeout.

The employee instead called some real cops, who arrested the 33-year-old suspect in the fast food joint's parking lot after a brief stand-off. He was charged with impersonating a cop and illegal brandishing of a firearm.


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