Before setting out to seek fast food, especially when the late night munchies attack, one should decide what costs might be incurred with the order and whether a means of transportation is available. If there is any indecision about either issue, perhaps one should settle for whatever may be available at home.
Maybe someone should have explained that to the three 20-year-old lads who were struck by a serious case of the munchies on February 2, 2013. Having no transportation, the three stooped to desperate measures to obtain their chocolate milkshakes, abducting someone to chauffeur them to and from a McDonald’s Restaurant in New Plymouth, New Zealand.
Ironically, that someone was a 20-year-old driver for a security company. Instead of risking harm to himself, he did as he was told. His one hour ordeal ended about 2 a.m. when he returned the men to a place of their choice. Once he drove away from them, the frightened driver reported the incident to the police.
No motive has been shared by any of the suspects. The investigation indicated the men had no weapons during the abduction, nor did they steal any money, leading one to believe they had enough money to cover the cost of their order.
Costs the suspects may not have factored into their late night snack will be those court costs associated with their charges of kidnapping. It’s unknown whether they got fries with that!