Update October 29th: American Fork Police Department officially reacts to story; updated post HERE.
It takes all kinds, I guess. Four white teenagers in American Fork, Utah have been cited by police for disorderly conduct for "rapping" their order at a McDonald's drive-through restaurant at 406 E. State St in American Fork. When they drove up to the restaurant, they "rapped" their order. Asked to re-state their order in understandable terms, they chose to "rap" it again. The McDonald's worker refused to serve them and asked them to leave, so they left and drove up to Lone Peak High School to watch a volleyball game. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the incident took place on Tuesday October 27th.
Imagine their surprise when they were greeted by cops in the parking lot - and given a ticket for disorderly conduct. Their court appearance is scheduled for November 17th. KSTU Channel 13 news video embedded below:
The four teenagers in question are actually articulate and reasonably well-groomed young men (except for the bonehead wearing his baseball cap backwards). One of them was identified as 18-year-old Spencer Dauwalder, who's on the honor roll at Lone Peak High and is also the Alpine Youth Mayor (more about the Alpine Youth Council HERE). The other was identified as 17-year-old Gage Christensen. An October 30th Salt Lake Tribune article identifies the other two as 17-year-old Morgan Glissmeyer and 17-year-old Trevor Tolbert. They apparently got the idea from a McDonald's commercial circulating on YouTube which shows a customer "rapping" his order.
O.K., so the guys got a bit obnoxious, and I realize the cops have to respond to a citizen's complaint. But a citation? Get real. The guys left the McDonald's when directed to do so, so a citation is overkill, even if it is just a misdemeanor. This is the type of nonsense that unnecessarily clutters up our justice system.
Their musical taste leaves a lot to be desired, however.