Isleta Puebla, N.M. uniform police officers Mark Landavazo and Henry Gabaldon were riding in their patrol car when hunger came upon them. From the drive-through window of a Los Lunas Burger King they ordered hamburgers. Halfway through their meal they discovered that the burgers were garnished with marijuana, a fact confirmed when the officers administered a field test to the leafy topping. The officers sought treatment at a hospital. Police arrested three Burger King employees and charged them with possession of marijuana and aggravated battery on a police officer. Officers Landavazo and Gabaldon also filed a civil lawsuit against Burger King Corporation for personal injury, negligence, battery, and violation of fair practices.
Apparently this renegade Burger King outpost didn’t stop at goosing up the garnishes. My investigative team reports it may have also changed the lyrics to the BK jingle:
Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce,
Cannabis–that won’t upset us
All we ask is that you let us
Light up a J
Could this explain the behavior of that masked king in the BK ads?
Sources: The Modesto Bee, Police Sue Burger King, 08-Nov-06, modbee.com; Associated Press, Police Officers Sue Burger King Over Marijuana on Burgers, Law.com, 08-Nov-06