Banks, OR – Lawrence Staley, 48, was arrested after ballistics testing linked him to a breakfast sandwich that struck a Forest Grove Jack In The Box employee in the back of the head. Well… that and just about everyone in the restaurant saw him throw it.
The melee reportedly began when drive-thru customer Staley - enraged upon realizing that his curly fries cost more than regular fries – entered the restaurant to complain. Capt. Mike Herb the Forest Grove Police Department spokesman, said that the employee explained the price difference and gave Staley a complementary order of regular fries in addition to the curly fries that he already was holding.
Clearly unsatisfied, Staley reportedly, “reached into his bag, grabbed a food item [of unknown caliber] and pitched it at the employee.” Staley missed. According to reports, Staley then produced a loaded Breakfast Jack sandwich (283 calories, 11g fat, 4g saturated fat, and 16g of protein) and “launched it at the employee.” This time, luck would not be with Staley’s intended victim. Capt. Herb reported this shot, “nailed her in the back of the head.”
According to police, the restaurant manager chased Staley outside, where after an altercation Staley fled. Using Staley’s license plate number recorded by the manager as Staley left, police later located Staley and took him into custody. He is charged with harassment and second-degree disorderly conduct and was booked in the Washington County Jail.
Although the details of this incident are tragic indeed, do not fall victim to the hysteria of those who would use it to promote a personal agenda that will lead to the trampling of your constitutional rights. Remember, breakfast sandwiches do not kill people, people kill people.Tags: breakfast sandwich, Harassment, Jack In The Box, Lawrence Staley, Oregon