Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Doofus Of The Day #954

Today's award goes to three hungry inebriates in Canada.

Two New Brunswick men have been arrested after allegedly going through a McDonald’s drive-thru on a couch.

Miramichi police said an officer spotted the couch, being towed behind an ATV, at 3:19 a.m. Thursday in the drive-thru.

“And when (the officer) put his lights on, of course he took off, the four-wheeler did, with the sofa still attached. But he left his two passengers from the sofa at the drive-thru,” Cpl. Lorri McEachern said Friday.

“The two passengers from the sofa, or the couch, or whatever you want to call it, were intoxicated.”

. . .

McEachern said it is illegal to tow a couch through a drive-thru, but the two men were wearing helmets.

“So obviously safety was somewhat important,” noted McEachern.

There's more at the link. You can see a security video clip here of the couch and its two passengers being towed by the ATV.

What I want to know is, who wrote the law that made it "illegal to tow a couch through a drive-thru"?  Is that a regular problem in the Atlantic provinces of Canada?  Also, I've heard of being a couch potato . . . but I've never heard of riding on a couch to get potatoes!



lpdbw said...

When my son was a teenager and in a drug rehab program often referred to as "exuberant sobriety", the kids had a few experiences couch surfing. That is, they would find a couch in the trash, tow it behind a truck in a parking lot, and ride it until it fell apart.

They sought a bunch of other opportunities for adrenaline highs to substitute for the drug highs, too.

In this case, though, I suspect it was 3 guys without legal transportation due to DUI problems. Just my guess.

Anonymous said...

No lights or license so it can not be on the road.

Dudley Doright RCMP

SiGraybeard said...

I'm with you. How does it's "illegal to tow a couch through a drive-thru" become a law?

"Officer, this isn't a couch, it's a love seat. Here's my receipt".

"Hmm. You're right. In that case, you're free to go."

Thornharp said...

If it was a green couch, it could be a commemoration of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjuBMs1ftOE

Stan was a true bard, and his songs celebrated many facets of the Canadian character. And there are plenty of characters to celebrate ...

B said...

I posted on this a while back.

Cops gotta be killjoys.

OTOH, no lights on the couch...at night. So there is that.