North Florida McFlurry skirmish escalates to car fire

by

comment

mcflurryjpg

It's a story as old as time: man and woman visit McDonald's in a 1994 El Dorado. Woman insists man buys her a McFlurry. Man denies this request. Woman, vexed, walks back to 1994 El Dorado, douses vehicle with flammable liquids and sets vehicle ablaze. Woman disappears through nearby parking lot as man and other McDonald's customers attempt to extinguish blaze. Car is engulfed in flames by time fire department arrives but apparently still drivable as man pilots torched El Dorado off premises. McDonald's loses two-dollar sale but earns amazing advertising sting: "Ice cream so good you'll torch someone's car just to get one."

Thankfully this incident happened up in Jacksonville, but you really can't be too careful around any McDonald's in March. This is, after all, the birthday month of that nefarious Hamburglar (he turns 43 this year). Stay vigilant, and always heed his warning of "robble robble."

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.