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Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct after Finding Onions on His McDonalds Burger

Posted by attorney Jeremy Geigle

Getting fast food from a drive-thru may be easy and quick, but it can certainly get frustrating when a restaurant gets your order wrong. That’s exactly what happen to Jayme John Leon on September 23 when he went through the McDonald’s drive-thru to get dinner. Leon ordered a Quarter Pounder with no onions, but when he got home he found onions on his burger.

Leon called the restaurant to notify them that they made a mistake with his order. The restaurant told Leon to come back to the restaurant so they could correct the mistake. But when Leon arrived at the restaurant, McDonald’s employees refused to give him a refund because he had already eaten the burger.

Leon then became upset. He began screaming and threw a soda at an employee’s face, picked up and smashed a cash register, and pushed over a display holding cookies. Police arrived and arrested Leon for disorderly conduct, harassment, and criminal mischief.

In Arizona, disorderly conduct is defined in A.R.S. 13-2904 as:

  1. Fighting, violent, or seriously disruptive behavior.
  2. Unreasonable noise.
  3. Abusive or offensive language or gestures to any person that will provoke physical retaliation.
  4. A commotion that prevents the transaction of the business of a lawful meeting or gathering.
  5. Refusal to obey a lawful order to disperse from dangerous proximity of a fire, hazard, or emergency.
  6. Displaying or discharging a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.

Disorderly conduct is a class 1 misdemeanor, unless an individual violates paragraph 6, in which case it increases to a class 6 felony. A class 1 misdemeanor is punishable by up to 6 months in jail plus fines and probation. A class 6 felony carries a maximum sentence of 1.5 years plus fines and probation.

A disorderly conduct charge can happen to anyone for a number of different reasons. Usually, those charged with disorderly conduct let their emotions get the better of them and committed an offense that they greatly regret.

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