By Calvin Palmer
When McDonald’s left out a box of orange juice from a drive-thru order, an Oregon man called 911 to complain.
Raibin Raof Osman, 20, of Aloha, spent a night in Washington County Jail and was booked for improper use of 911. He was freed on bail on Tuesday.
Osman told dispatchers that the drive-thru attendant was rude to his brother because he could not speak English very well.
With Osman’s car blocking the drive-thru lane, a restaurant employee also called 911 to report that Osman and the others with him were intimidating the staff.
When sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene, Osman was unwilling to listen when they tried to explain that 911 was not for straightening out fast-food orders, said Sgt. David Thompson , a spokesman for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
“The deputy basically said, ‘You can’t use 911 for that reason,'” Thompson said. “Osman said he didn’t know how to get the non-emergency number and said it was a ‘freedom of speech’ issue.
“He was not open to having the deputy educate him.”
Osman will appear in court at a later date.
The offense is a Class B misdemeanor punishable in Oregon by up to six months in jail and a fine of $2,500.
[Based on a report by The Oregonian.]