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Last Updated: Monday, 26 March 2007, 17:00 GMT 18:00 UK
Man rang 999 to report cold meal
McDonald's
Davies has been banned from his local McDonald's for a year
A man who dialled 999 to complain about a cold McDonalds meal has been banned from his local restaurant for a year.

The incident followed a series of disputes between Christopher Davies and his local McDonalds, which led to him being charged with using threatening behaviour and using a phone for annoyance.

Property developer Davies, 36, from Deganwy, Conwy, admitted both offences.

Magistrates at Llandudno ordered him to attend an anger management course.

The court heard on Monday how Davies bought a takeaway meal from the restaurant at Llandudno Junction in October 2006.

But he claimed the food was cold by the time he drove home, and demanded a refund, replacement meal and petrol money.

The defendant made a 999 call to police telling them he had received a cold meal from McDonald's
Prosecutor James Neary

Prosecutor James Neary said when cash for fuel was refused, Davies became abusive before leaving the restaurant. He then complained to McDonald's head office.

Three months later, he phoned the local outlet, claiming he had been treated "far better" by KFC when he made a complaint to that company.

He also made threats to staff and a McDonald's manager locked himself in an office when Davies turned up at the branch.

The court heard how, when he again telephoned the restaurant later, the phone was answered by a policewoman.

Mr Neary said: "The defendant made a 999 call to police telling them he had received a cold meal from McDonald's in October and another person was impersonating a police officer."

Davies pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour and using a phone for annoyance.

Magistrates ordered him to attend an anger management programme under a 12-month community order.

He was banned from McDonald's at Llandudno Junction for a year and ordered to pay 60 prosecution costs.


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