I can't believe that someone is making all of this out of 4 teens rapping an
order! I worked in that industry for many years and I would have laughed it off
and enjoyed the show before moving on. Too many times we let life make us
bitter and tired of trying to do a job and we need to lighten up some. You
can't say the rapping was inappropriate when the company puts out rapping
commercials for its own products. Duh??!! I really wish I lived in a city where
the biggest thing we had to call cops out for was a slight delay in a food order
and rapping teens. I'll take that any day of the week! I could see if they
were pushing people around or causing a disturbance of that nature, but not in
using words. Like someone else said, I am sure that at 18 most of us were not
poster children for the perfect adult and we all made some dumb choices, but if
this is the dumbest choice they make on the way to adulthood... say a Thank You
I agree but these are Publik skool graduetes!
Countless hidden camera shows where people just laugh off random things like
ordering on beat are what taught these kids this would be okay, and if they'd
had a camera it would have been, plus then we could see actual proof of who was
more at fault. Weird to see that McDonald's has a CSI team ready to chase down
rappers though. I miss Dave from Wendy's he would've handled things the right
way- in monotone.Without all the facts too many assumptions are made
about who was rude first (rapping isn't rude no matter how distasteful you may
think it is), and how much they actually held up any line that may or may not
have been accumulating. In the end both sides look idiotic due to this, and
since I see McD's nearly every day and these kids never, the only REAL effect is
more bad publicity for the super sizers. After Super Size me, these
kids should make a movie called Rappy Meal.
The real crime here is the awful grammar, spelling, and syntax used on this
I can't believe parents defend this kind of disrespectful behavior. My parents
would have made me apologize to the workers at McDonald's and given me some sort
of punishment on top of that. What is wrong with parents these days?
It was a mistake to call police. The teens didn't break the law. Come on
McDonalds, get a sense of humor. It took a lot of talent and creativity to be
able to rap the order.
Could've been worse.They could've had their order filled and then
had to eat it.
i need a double cheeseburger hold the lettuce! i hope they do it again.
These kids will be on Leno, John Steward and Letterman next week. Once more Utah
People need to stop blaming the AFPD for giving out a lame citation and instead
put all of their focus on the McDonald's Manager. I know from past experience
that this woman calls the police all too often and exaggerates what she tells
them. I was once at that same McDonald's with a bunch of friends and we were
just being loud and social, just like any teenager would. As we were leaving the
manager runs up to us and tells us that if we didn't leave soon she would call
the cops. Just because a girl asked why she was calling them she grabbed her
phone and followed us outside to get our licence plate numbers. She told the
police that a bunch of teenagers were "fighting in her restaurant." Because of
her misuse of law enforcement they wasted 7 cop cars on those of us who stayed
behind, while others left the ridiculous situation. Needless to say, none of us
got a citation, but taxpayer money was wasted and those police could've spent
their time elsewhere had it not been for her.
The kids were wrong to be insensitive that their joke wasn't amusing to anyone.
THey were wrong to speak disrespectfully and take offense that the store was
offended. THe manager and the police overreacted. The
parents are fools for trying to fight it, and not just paying the fine and
letting the kids learn a good lesson.
The same thing happened to me. I watched the Youtube video "Mormon Rap" by
Walter and Hayes Band and I was compelled to go the Taco Bell drive thru. When
asked what I wanted to order I began saying "Mormon Mormon Rap do the Muh Muh
Mormon Rap! Hey Brothers and Sister Listen too me. I'm talking to you
Maybe all you that think it was just fine for these juveniles to act this way,
should give your work location. Then they can go to your business and do the
same to you. I really wonder what your response would be.
Two quick thoughts. First, the cops and the manager made too big of deal of the
incident. Second, we as a society are not teaching our youth proper principles
Rapp music = violent dangerous youthstherefor by that standardCountry music = cheating lying adultering adults...Better
not show up in a pickup, wearing boots, talking with a country accent. You
might be charged with sexual harassment.It has been over twenty
years since I lived in Utah valley.Beware my latin friends.... don't
go to McDonalds in American Fork, who knows what you will be charged with.Silly Happy Valley.
"Cursing" is not disorderly conduct. This has been ruled by countless judges in
countless court cases. Just cause some backwoods, redneck cop thinks it is
doesn't make it so. These disorderly conduct citations prove the kids did
nothing wrong, as no other citations were issued. Disorderly conduct citations
are issued by cowards that want to flex some muscle.
haha and to think this has already made national news! what next international?
Go lone Peak! Glad to see teens are doing something that actually sounds really
fun to do rather then drugs and alcohol. They were just being teenagers. loosen
up here people. :)
I will eat lunch at this McDonalds for the rest of the year. They deserve my
As the parent of 7 grown children I do not understand why parents defend their
children when they are in the wrong. We should teach respect--not ignorance and
then have parents defend bad behavior. Next time it could be more serious and
the parents will have to suffer the consequences with their children.
Totally unoriginal and sad. It figures the teens were from American Fork. Utah
county is where originality goes to die.
Seriously, McDonalds has wrong prices on menu so you'll be charged more than the
menu states, upsells order without consent of customers, etc. Give someone else
your money. Their service, and food is garbage. Terrible burgers. I am not sure
how anyone can eat them. I tried, and now I go elsewhere.
It's a shame the lack of respect people have for others. While listening to the
radio, these delinquents where interviewed and never issued an apology. Their
sorry excuse for swearing at the manager disgusted me! Is there no decency
anymore in our society? Can't we expect more out of our 'teenagers'? I'm not
going to give them a pass because they are just kids. Excusing behavior doesn't
do them or anyone else any good. The fact is they offended the manager,
disrupted their business, and should absolutely be punished for it! What a great
lesson for them to learn. All of you who are so willing to condemn the police
for taking action here are probably the same parents who allow their kids way to
much leniency while dating, etc. It's no wonder why teen pregnancy is a serious
problem in Utah.The best thing we can do for these kids is to make
sure they know this type of behavior should not be tolerated! Respect for others
and civility seems to be thrown out the window by many who should be teaching
this to their children. We are better than this!
All you small minded people bashing American Fork and Utah, why don't you go to
stories about your own city or state. You can search and find that ridiculous
stories occur everywhere. I love living in American Fork! I agree the McDonalds
manager and cop exercised no common sense in this situation and made a mountain
of a mole hill, but the bigotry of stereotyping a city or state based on two
stupid people is ridiculous. I'm pretty sure I could find two stupid people
overreacting to petty things anywhere in the country, it's just that this one
made the news.
wow kids getting injured rapping at a drive threw what are you talking about
what are they gonna do seriously. and they were not all 18 one of them was 18
the rest were 16. and mcdonalds just made itself a target to all the other
teens. have fun with that
This rap has been running on YouTube for at least 2 year. I'm sure this isn't
the first group to do it at a McDonalds drive in. May I make a suggestion, post
the rap order in each Mcdonalds, so when the next group that comes through, the
employee won't have to worry about understanding the rap, they can just fill the
order, tell the customer how they owe much and expect them to pay for it. No
misunderstandings, no holding up the line, and if they drive away without paying
because they were just being funny, then you have a real reason to call the
police. And since I wasn't there I will make no judgement about management, the
young men, or the police.
Typical for McDonalds. They tend to act like they are the ohly fast food place,
and you should be gratefull, that let you place a order. 4 kids out to get a
meal and having fun, come on McDonalds lighten up.
Before singing, some people should learn to speak proper English. A few people
in the American "Fark" area still throw apple "cars" out of the "core" window
while on "tore". I have even heard of people putting "bat trees" in their
This is absolutely ridiculous. I personally think that McDonalds is over
reacting. It's NOT a big deal.
They were called and have to respond. If they didn't issue the citation they
would have been wrong in the eyes of the business owner. This gives both parties
a chance of being heard in court. That being said, I believe that the manager of
the MacDonald's over-reacted. Heck, half the time I've gone through a Micky D's
I couldn't understand the person taking the order!!!!! Maybe they should be
They should get an extra citation for how awful that rap was.
this is exactly the kind of criminal behavior the AFPD is looking for (because
there is nothing else for them to do) SERIOUSLY...I was given a speeding ticket
on the way home from Church on an old side road which nobody uses anymore, no
cars, no houses I kind of wondered why the officer was even out there (maybe
sleeping). I appreciate their duty but this is totally rediculous. There's lot
of criminals in good ole AF, it's getting worse than Ogden....LOL
Utah! Utah! Utah!
Things could have been a lot worse. Had this incident occured in a place like
Compton or East Oakland, the cops would've had to deploy their Tasers and
somebody might've gotten shot or something.
Why on earth, did a female manager feel it necessary to leave the store and
confront the teenagers in their car? If it was that big a problem then just
tell the boys over the microphone to leave now or you will call the police,
don't go confront boys in the car and then expect them to be gracious and
I just wanted to thank you for that post. I've read enough of his posts to get
it - I'm rolling on the floor - that was a good one - perfect impersonation!!
One thing no one seems to know or understand is that Lone Peak High School is in
Highland! That means that the American Fork Police tracked the boys down in
Highland, outside their jurisdiction! You cannot tell me that there were not
some traffic violations going on in AF while the cops were in Highland pulling
the boys out of the fieldhouse to cite them. Why did the AF cops not just look
up the license plate number and call the house and tell the parents to bring
their boy and his friends to the station? As far as fighting this
ticket, the Dauwalders will fight it tooth and nail and probably win. They are
that type of family. Oh and you can all stop any "Mormon stereotypes" the
Dauwalders are not LDS and are very vocal about it.
Remember folks, this is a private property issue. If someone orders you off of
their property for being disruptive you should leave. It does not
matter what your age. If McDonald's wants to press charges against the adult in
the group all they have to do is get the security video over to the
investigating officer. Teach your children well...
Why doesn't MacDonalds focus on the real criminal in their midst, the
HAMBURGLAR. The Hamburglar always gets away.
Ridiculous | 3:00 p.m.You are aware that McDonalds didn't issue the
citation, right?I'm glad I don't have the vindictive nature YOU
have! You hope McDonalds goes out of business? And how many people
lose their jobs? Just because the AF Police decided to issue a citation?McDonalds just told the police that they had some trouble with a pack of
youths (which is a good thing, so the police know what's going on, in case these
kids are running around doing this at a bunch of establishments, so they know it
isn't the first time).All the manager did was let the authorities
know what happend. Now the NEXT time these kids try something like this...
there will be something in their record to tell the police that this isn't a one
time thing but a pattern of behavior. If it becomes a pattern. But getting it
on the record (the purpose of the citation) is important.They could
have told the parents and let THEM take care of it, but obviously that would be
useless in this case as the parents evidently encourage this behavior.
One of the kids was on the radio today admitting to the cussing so it was
disorderly conduct. They need to order clearly or keep moving.
It's obvious by the parent's reaction why these kids behave the way they do.
These children need to spend more time at home with their mummies and daddies.
Maybe they can teach them how to behave before they turn them loose in society.
1- The police department does NOT get to pick and choose what calls to respond
to and what ones not to. They have to do their jobs NO MATTER WHAT! Give me a
break with the "nothing better to do" garbage.2- When we turn 18 we
become adults. Mommy and daddy have no more ability to "bail" out their adult
children as the judge in this case should rightly point out.3-
Respect is a two way street but with the younger crowd today respect means they
get what they want, when they want it, at everyone else’s expense. This is
not the way respect works. If these kids had respect they would have known that
the drive thru is not the right place for a "concert."4- McDonald's
is a business and as such has the right to regulate what takes place on their
property. The manager has the responsibility to follow through. We do not know
the entire story so it is rash to say she acted badly. If the kids had been
injured McDonald's is liable.5- Just because McDonald's made an
advertisement with people rapping is not an excuse, please.
Were the teenagers out of line? Maybe a little. Were the teenagers
annoying? Probably. Did the teenagers cause the line to back up or
create a little bit of frustration for the McDonalds employees? Maybe.Was this a problem to such an extent that police intervention was required?
Does this represent an acceptable use of law enforcement resources? Of course not.
...who recounted a gorilla mask story and ended by stating, "I didn't get cited,
but I learned my lesson and never did it again." You just proved the
point those of us who side with the teens are saying. Most of the time in these
cases, there is absolutely no need to cite someone with a crime.We
also don't know anything about the manager of the restaurant. How did h/she
act? Was h/she rude to the teens? Did h/she escalate the situation?Regardless, I for one am bloody sick and tired of the cops showing up and
looking to cite someone for any and every reason imaginable.Stop
trying to be the strong arm of the law and just protect and serve, like you're
supposed to. Instead, you "enforce and remand."Gone are the days
when one could trust the police to work the spirit of the law. I guess the
letter of the law is more profitable.But then, in AF, I guess they
have to do whatever they can to justify their positions and their boredom. This
is far from the first boredom-driven idiocy i've seen from that area.
Citations should be given out to anyone who 'raps' in public.
One of those was my nephews son and that is absolutely not his behavior. The
rapping because that is one of McDonald's commercials, but the disrespect and
vulgarity is something he was taught not to do and would not do it. I dealt with a school administrator who wrote up some students sayng they
threatened him and swore at him, but his fellow administrator denied that ever
happened and that his other administrator had it out for the kid so he made up
the charges. I would not be surprised to find out this is exactly what this
manager did. He had to make up something to try and show his great authority.
Perhaps all of the students at Lone Peak should boycott that McDonalds until the
manager is retrained or let go.If McDonald doesn't want people
ordering by rapping then don't make the commercial. Stupid is as stupid does.
Is this serious? I thought it was a skit from MadTV with Bon Qui Qui.
The amount of bigotry is amazing. I have read this and other boards making fun
of the hispanic employees and calling them illegal. The ignorance would be
laughable, but it's really not funny.It's quite obvious that a lot
of you can't put yourselves into the place of a small Spanish woman being
confronted by several strapping young men who become confrontational and
abusive.Like there's no reason to think any of them would be bigots
or anything or get violent perhaps. Just read the posts on this board. That's
not harmless. It's frightening. If you are a woman you know what I mean.I am a strong woman, but teenage boys scare the crap out of me when they
are in a pack. They seem to lose all sense of perspective and good judgement.
They can cause damage and they know it. If you were a small person, in a
strange place where people often treat you with disrespect and even contempt, I
think you might get a little scared too. This is not harmless fun.
Your point was well thought out and it actually made sense however, your off
base and wrong. How many 18 year olds "Know better" at that age? Of course
they know better in fact they know it all, but the fact is that they are in fact
only 18. When you turned 18 were you just the poster child for maturity?
Disorderly conduct is not the same as a traffic citation; I completely support
the parents in fighting this. I hope the McDonalds goes out of business.
maybe they should have sung their order in a hymn....
In a world with great important issues it's nice to have something like this to
distract us. Maybe it's better than arresting elderly women for not watering
their lawns. Ah Orem, what would we do without you?
Teenagers | 11:53 a.m.You wish McDonalds had been "More
TOLERANT"???More Tolerant... What, do you think this is a religious
or racial thing. What should they be more "tolerant" of? Stupid behavior from
stupid people? Is THAT something we should be more tolerant of?They
were 18 year olds! They aren't infants. They should know BETTER by now. And
no... it isn't a "Tolerance" issue. And NO, people shouldn't be belittled for
not "Tolerating" this type of juvinile behaviour from young adults.They need to learn to grow up. Not have their juvinile behavior tolerated by
McDonalds or encouraged by their parents.
Perhaps this franchise owner should spend some time working at an inner-city
McDonalds and learn when it is truly appropriate to use law enforcement and our
taxpayer dollars in an effecient manner. If you get your panties in a bunch over
a couple of rapping teens and feel the need to call 911 everytime someone takes
too long to order, should we assume that you aren't capable of running a
business? Here are some other bad reasons to call the police:Someone places their order in SpanishSomeone spills a soda on the
floorSomeone doesn't flush the toilet in the bathroomSomeone takes
up two parking spotsSomeone doesn't hold the door for an elderly customer
Someone wears baggy pants and their hat to the sideWell the
list goes on.............
The rap was terrible, they should be cited.
What's this country coming to? Kids can't even have a little harmless fun
without some uptight employee reporting this carload of "criminals" to the
proper authorities? Wow !
at night in AF...
Misbehaving kids are a pain in the butt to everyone but their she bear mommies
and wimpy daddies. Eighteen is the the year kids loose their
juvenile status and are subject to adult law. Naturally nothing they do is
their fault. However, the Utah Pen has legions of "good boys with
bad friends" and adoring mommies.
"Their "Fighting" the citation???" WOW...You need a serious life! How about
fighting for something you believe in and that you feel you didn't deserve?
Citation??? At the very most the police officer should have told the kids to go
home. The Mac D's needs to have sensitivity class as part of their training
program. Citation...give me a break and loosen up people!
I hope the parents win their fight against the ciatation. Someone needs ot teach
those cops a lesson. Stop wasting our money on BS Charges. I think this one is
going to make national news.
I think that the boys left because they were found at LPHS, going to the
volleyball game-- I think that they request to leave was granted! So, if the
manager was so "threatened" by all of this, why in the world was she outside
asking them to leave? Seems like McDonalds may be telling a little "McStory" if
you ask me...Kudos to the parents for teaching their children to
stand-up for what is "RIGHT" and not accepting the bullying of the police nor
McDonalds! Lessons well learned, fo' sure!
Something for this manager to consider. It is very lucky for her that these
WEREN'T bad kids, as some commentators have implied. To walk out and confront
people you don't know is a dangerous prospect to begin with.More and
more, I am reading about teenaged criminals who would just as soon shoot you as
speak with you.And if these WERE 'hoodlems' as Mr.Bill
implied...this manager's decision to pursue the issue after they had left, by
calling the police, might well result in the possibility of her becoming a REAL
victim of retaliation.
I sure hope next time i am mcdonalds they get my order out in a hurry or i will
call the cops because they are waisting my time and costing me money. Does
anybody think that the mananger will get a ticket for this
Obby1 | 1:16 p.m.An obsession with others spelling is the sign of a
small and closed mind.In my book there's more than one way to spell
everything. When I miss-spell... I'm just being "creative".Don't
marsh my mello!
So...the manager confronted these kids in their car, and told them to either
order correctly or leave.The kids reacted like most people would
under the circumstances. They were offended by her confrontational attitude, and
they offended her in return by using profanity...and then they complied by
leaving.There was no reason to involve the police when the kids had
already complied with the request to leave.I deal with rude and
discourteous people on a daily basis in the course of my business operations.
People get pissed off and use profanity simply because we are repairing asphalt
and have blocked off a mall entry they wanted to use.We simply point
out the next entry, and continue working. If I called the cops every time
someone cussed at me, or my crew...I'd probably find myself receiving citation
for being a nuisance.IMPO...this manager will likely be required to
undertake further training by corporate headquarters. After all...she turned
away paying customers, and McDonalds is all about making the almighty buck.Some of you people need to go back and read the article.
Wait a second. If the police are called, it is their duty to respond. I think
there is equal fault here from both the McDonald's manager who obviously has
some kind of a power complex to even involve the police and the teenagers who,
like most of us at that age, don't know when to shut up. Agreed that
we as a society get the police involved all too often, but it's up to US not the
police to decide when the police should become involved. McDonald's:
apologize and offer free ice cream to all the students who come over and rap for
you at the indoor counter.Teenagers involved & parents: Get your
fannies over to McDonalds and apologize!
For one, I am glad the police responded. I like to think that if I was
subjected to behavior which I found disrupting and possibly threatening, that
the police would respond. WOW, have you been assaulted and ignored recently.
The police did the right thing. It is the right of the teens and the parents to
challenge the citation--that makes it the court's decision. I am a fan of the
rule of law. I am not a fan of destructive, abusive, or threatening "fun".
That's asking for future trouble. Nip it in the bud, before someone gets hurt.
How ironic that a McDonald's would call the police because they couldn't
understand the kids placing an order......so does that allow us to call the
police the next time we encounter a McDonald's employee who can't speak English?
Would you be as defensive of the kids if when the manager went out to confront
them, instead of just yelling profanities at her and taking off... One of them
had pulled out his pistol and waved it at her???It's happened in
lesser confrontations.I hope these youths learn from THIS incident
and don't listen to the peole telling them, "That's all right, you just keep
doing stuff like this, you're still young and can do ANYTHING you want".I hope they don't get encouraged by the people telling them what they
did was all-right, and the people who decided to take the time to make sure they
learned from this experience are BAD. I hope they don't learn that
nobody cares what they do, and maybe next time take their rebelion and young
exuberanace to the next level (like many teenagers in WVC, EastLA, etc, do)...
And point a gun at anybody if they mess with you when you and your pose were are
just having their fun.
athor Yup!If kids can't behave in public maybe they should stay home
until they can. The kids need to man-up and take some responsibility, unless of
course, mommy will save their bacon. The best comment on the story: Have the
cops call the parents, let the parents teach the lesson. Maybe both will learn
something. Perhaps a sincere apology from the kids? If this is a pattern,
maybe stronger lessons are needed. It's their choice. Whoa.
"Small things leads to big ones" where did you quantify this to come up with
your concept? Do you have hard facts? Have you done research to prove this?
Don't assume it makes you seem silly? It's your personal opinion supported by
nothing, not FACT!
Small town... Small mindedness...Sounds like a Great opportunity for the Chamber
of Commerce to get involved in the community and provide opportunities for youth
so that there is something to do in a small town other than get into mischief.
What if the town had a Boys and Girls club or started a rapping club for youth
that did not include the use of profanity and increased their vocabulary at the
same time? Maybe they could sponsor a competition and come up with some prizes
or for goodness sake give kids hope for coming back to their community to start
a business of their own when they grow older instead of just giving them a
ticket and reconfirming that there is no hope in smallville Utah. This will
teach kids respect, give them an idea of business, entrepreneurship and a love
for their community. It doesn’t mean that they are going to become
professional rappers it just means that you are giving an opportunity for kids
to get involved in a positive way, giving them something to do and keeping them
off the streets.
I think it's terrible that they wasted McDonald's time. May I suggest parents
and teens no longer go to Mc Donald's and 'bother' them. There are plenty of
other fast food drive-ins that are friendlier and their food is healthier and
Re: Mary | 12:35 p.m. Oct. 29, 2009 Most likely the kids would also
thank their lucky stars that they aren't your kids.
In the Salt Lake Trib article it said that disorderly conduct is the same as a
traffic ticket. Wrong, disorderly conduct is criminal and a traffic ticket is
not. What does disorderly conduct mean anyway. We need to get rid of stupid
laws like this that give cops a tool to hand out tickets for pretty much
The parents of the teens are "fighting the citation"??? What's the
big deal? It's a citation! A ticket. Nothing happened. They didn't go to
jail. They were just warned not to do things like that again.If I
were one of the parents... I would just be hoping my kid learned something from
this experience. Not going to court to try to teach my kid that he HAD the
right to use that type of profanity at the manager and to intentionally disrupt
the business.When I was a teenager my friend had a monkey mask, so I
decided to take the dare and run through the McDonalds we used to hang out at
and just see if I could freak out the customers.It worked... Some
of them got pretty freaked out. It was funny till I figured out how freaked out
some of them got.I didn't get cited, but I learned my lesson (and
never did it again).The parents should be hoping their kids LEARN
something from this. Not that they can find a way to fight the citation.
Markets hot if you want to run with it 4 kids got in trouble at an American
Fork, Utah McDonalds drive thru for singing their order in a rap song... But I
remembered McDonalds in 1989 produced this commercial. "Menu Song" found it
again... Strike while the pans hot!!! Could be big!
The problem with McDonald's is that it represents everything that is wrong with
the modern food industry: gratuitous ketchup, indiscriminate calories, and
pickles added simply for the sake of adding pickles. Indeed, the difference
between modern and traditional food is striking. Whereas traditional meals
consisted of healthy meats such as ham, lamb, and wild rabbit, the modern
version promotes gluttony, clogged arteries, and every other type of dietary
immorality. With modern restaurants such as McDonald's relentlessly promoting
these evils, it is no wonder that modern society is such a fat mess.
Kids have always been a little disruptive, and that is the nature of the beast.
btw I cannot believe how many of the above commenting people can not seem to
spell simple words correctly.
Singing in the drive through was not the issue. It was the disruption. I'm sure
if anyone of you had been in the drive through behind them you would have been
annoyed as well. 18 years old is old enough to know how to behave. Sure you
could pass the buck and say that it's the parents fault for not teaching them.
In any case they had every right to order them to leave. It is McDonalds
property. It was their refusal that brought the cops in.
Some kids got busted in American Fork for a rap song in the drive thru... But Mc
Donalds in 1989 produced this commercial. I’m a little confused Listen you
tell me.... 1989 McDonalds "Menu Song" Commercial Source: www.youtube.com
Put these hoodlums in the state pen and let them clean up McD wrappers (no pun
intended) on the side of the road. Clearly the lesson being learned here is do
what you want because Mommy and Daddy will bail you out. Maybe pay the fine
with allowance money.
"Bill Baumgardner Sr." loosen your belt up big boy your vains are popping out.
disorderly conduct is not the end of the world, they will recover...but the real
issue here is that the parents are sending the wrong message by bailing their
kids out by not teaching them some responsibility and the lesson of
consequences...maybe the police didn't need to be involved but none of us were
there and that's the call that the Mc D's manager had to make...God knows that I
could improve as a parent, but I see this everywhere! the "entitlement"
"Their lucky they are not my kids" by "Mary" Yes, they are very lucky! Loosen
Not all but most small things that someone can get away with will always lead to
some bigger ones. I'm glad the cops are taking this seriously because when the
parents don't society will...It sucks for tax payers that have to pay for what
parents have should of handled themselves
I'm glad to read that people are against this ridiculous citing by the American
Fork police. Come on PD let’s put the donut down and start doing what
you’re paid to do...go after the real criminals! If there are no
criminals in American Fork and this is the only action...then things are good.
I so have to agree with all of the above!!!! I think the world has lost focus on
whats important. THE CHILDREN,and yes think back to the things you use to do as
a teenager,probly ALOT worse than singing to a drive through.the kids were local
they probly order the same food daily.I also agree that charging these kids is
absolutly STUPID lets get a real criminal, besides how many other times has this
manager been cursed at and never charged anyone else?? Put your big girl panties
on and get over it they were just being board teenagers!!!!!
We need to teach our kids that "charity begins at home". There's a lot of
problems with our teenagers because of lack of respect. Our freedom should not
be taken for granted in any situation, at any place and at any time. We should
cherish it at all times! There are our tomorrow; we need to teach them right!
Parents, please let someone else help teach your kids. They're all still going
to blend with the society after graduation one day and they need to be learned.
Only in Utah another story of a cop with nothing to do in Utah! No I know what
cops do when my car is being broken into, or when I'm assualted on the street.
Huh maybe I should so the state for wasting my money and not providing the
citizens with the services that they should. I hope the police department
feels proud wow caught and fined the rapping kids do they get an award for that!
They should have gone to Burger King and had it "their way"
What happen to teaching our children respect. That was not teens just having
fun. That was rude and uncalled for behavior. Come on parents, step up and take
responsiblity for your childs actions. Let the boys get their punishment and
teach them respect. Their luckiy they are not my kids.
Can't prove disorderly conduct. Using profanity and refusing to leave according
to the manager may have actually been the teens laughing and saying they were
just having fun. Having this be a big deal is going to cause more problems for
that manager than solve them.
I have a hard time believing that the American Fork Police would actually take
the time to track down these young men, let alone ticket them. That is an
over-reaction. I can't believe that in this day and age, when we have such
serious problems with teen gang members, drive by shootings, drug use, higher
teen pregnancy rates, and we are ticketing these clean cut teens for something
like this. I saw this story on the news last night, and watched the interview
with these young men. Just wondering...would they have been ticketed in
American Fork for rapping their order had they been wearing BYU sweatshirts and
not U of U?...makes ya think!
My goodness do the cops have nothing better to do than chase down these Rapping
Teenagers? Seriously? Our tax dollars keeping us safe right there.
As long as it is someone else being the victim of the "fun" & not the perps
parents being the victims, then it is "just fun". How nice. If you have not
reared your child to be more respectful to others, you & your child are the
losers in life. I hope the judge throws the book at these hoodlums and their
parents, if we can call them parents. Thank you, "IF" you post this.
Heard the 'rapping', too bad this manager doesn't have a sense of humor. Didn't
like McDonald's anyway,she just gave me reason not to patronize their business.
How much business do they get from the local High School? Stupid decision.
Charging these kids is insane. What is this, the USSR??? The police and courts
are out of control. It's time for the government to be taked back by the
How long did they really "disrupt" business. If they truly cost the business
any money that is one thing...if they didn't and were just being rowdy teenagers
then lets move on.The police are clearly bored and have nothing to
do more important than this?
oh good grief. people need to get a life
Kids need to show respect, but why does society not remember what it is like to
be a kid. A warning and getting their parents involved - is the norm. Why are we
so happy to get cops involved. This seems to be an exxxxxxxagerated issue and I
wish McDonalds would of been a little more tolerant. Heaven knows I have wanted
to call the cops before on their pathetic service and half the time can not
understand their workers, but realize everyone has bad days! Lighten up people
and help kids, but don't make them branded for a creative fun night - rapping
Sounds like disorderly conduct. I bet the mom who was saying "teens just having
fun" is the same person who thought the gay couple on main street plaza were out