Comments about ‘Teen to fight citation after drive-through rap’

Return to article »

Published: Thursday, Nov. 19 2009 12:00 a.m. MST

  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
Sue the Manager

These teens were asked to leave and then did, what did they do that was wrong here?

I wish I were on this jury,

These teens ought to sue the manager.


Perhaps Ms. Dauwalder hasn't thought about the long term impact 'her' actions will have on her son. This scenario is his high school legacy. He will long be remembered as the McDonald rapper with the overbearing mother. To his classmates, teachers and community, that will not change. It doesn't matter what great things he accomplishes in life he will be remembered for what his mother is doing here. Its interesting to note the boys father is absent. Perhaps he can see the damage.

you forgot to mention...

What the article fails to mention is that after the teens were asked to leave, they used the most vulgar, offensive word (starts with f) and sped off. THAT is the reason for the ticket, not the rap. Not to mention, it is private property and the restaurant has the right to not serve someone anyway, if they wish. But that was not the case.

The kids used offensive, degrading language which obviously offended the employees, as it would have offended me.

I hope this will be a lesson taught that careless teens need to be reigned in and have respect for others.

Potty mouth

This was a potty mouthed boy that needs his mouth washed out with soap. Then he can go retrun for his happy meal.

Mommy needs to let him get the spanking he deserves.

AF resident

Until a SWASTIKA flies over the court house, instead of the American flag, I think we are still protected by the constitution. Surely I can do something as simple and mundane as sing my conversations or speech. But if someone is going to charge me for singing, then the SS have arrived and it is time to push back.


Oh my heck, the language: That boy deserves a life sentence with no chance of parole.

we all have forgotten to mention

In the US we have the freedom of speech. You do not have freedom from offence. Get offended if you wish, but when we punish people for speaking, then we live among the Taliban. The kids left when they were asked to leave. No crime was comitted. If you dont like the way they look or speak and have no problem with this citation, then watch your back. AF police will get you next. These are the same people that cited the two 11 year olds for porn trafficing at Forbes. Good Grief!!! Is this Alfganistan?


The simple fact in business, is that if no one buys your stuff, then you do not make money, and go out of business.
I wonder what percentage of the Mcdonalds sales, come from high school kids.
The kids in the high school should stop going to the Mcdonalds.
If they were smart Mcdonalds would do everything they could to encourage kids to hang out at their restaurant.
Maybe have a rap contest the winner getting a months of big macs.
I myself do not go there, to me their food is like tv dinners.


Only one of the boys used a vulgar word, not the boy fighting the case.

To Anonymous @ 7:51

Speaking as an AFHS grad and attorney, if I were one of these boys' classmates I would certainly remember this incident the rest of their lives. I would remember it as one of the most hysterical and ridiculous things that happened in our high school and share a good laugh and a smile every time I saw them. I bet they would do the same. This is not a life-changing thing, just a silly prank. Hopefully the city will realize how ridiculous dragging this out makes them look and drop the charges as they never should have been brought in the first place!

Maybe Next Time

The charge is disorderly conduct. Not for the rap, not for the swearing, but for the entire incident, which in total is accurate. Perhaps if these kids wanted to make their own version of the YouTube rap they should have come inside, cleared it with the manager, and then made their movie. Everyone could have had a good time, then. Instead it came off like a prank and was not well received. Maybe next time they'll show a little more forethought and consideration when they want to make a joke. We are a society, lots of people living together. We need to get along. One ought not to just blindly stumble thru life having "fun" at the expense of others. A little common couresty goes a long way.


Good, I hope the kid wins Bigtime. Have we as America evolved into a police state when you can't even have fun ordering fast food.

WOW..this is ridiculous. The cops should be fired.

Who knows?

It sounds like these teens were just being stupid and this whole incident has been blown out of proportion. I've heard teens in public singing, humming, swearing and it hasn't offended me. But, if I owned (or managed) a business and their behavior was becoming disruptive, I would ask them to leave. Apparently they did leave so I'm not sure why the police were called and why the police would have responded if no crime had been committed. I'm guessing there might be more to the story that we just don't know yet.


The entire story has probably not been told. BUT, the teens do not need to be offensive in a prank, at the expense of others. NO, they shouldn't serve time, but they do probably need the "mouth washing" the above writer suggested.


Wasn't it American Fark where they didn't want the youngsters dancing? How did that work out? Maybe someone will make it into a commercial. Oh ,they already did. Good luck with this one Mr. hall monitor. Spare the rod ,spoil the child. This is also a great way to spend our tax dollars, besides anyone caught rapping should be flogged and then forced to eat a cold big mac and bag of fries. Excuse me , I've got to go make a citizens arrest on this senior trying to buy 16 items in the 15 or less line.


This has gotten bigger then what it should be. Let it go what a waste of our tax dollars.

SLC gal

Oh, the humanity. They dropped the "F" bomb. Won't someone think of the children?


What did they do that was illegal?

Sing a song? They left when they were asked.

Say the oh so dreaded 'F' word? That is free speech.

Maybe I should have the cops write up the people that can not get your order irght at that mcdonalds because they do not know english. That seems for more 'disorderly' than what the kids did.


Some things haven't changed. As a kid growing up in Utah, I always felt that many Utahans were offended anytime kids are having fun. Just laugh in a restaurant in Manti.

give me a break!!

throw the case out and get to some real crime, af. are our taxpayers REALLY paying for this to be brought to trial? if so, we need to have another election and rethink the cadidates priorities.

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments