Yes you are

A man who threw a wobbly because the minimum wage staff at Wendy’s stuffed up his order says he isn’t violent:

An Auckland man arrested after he flew into a rage when staff got his order wrong, says the incident has not put him off one of his favourite takeaways.

David Ilolahia, 35, of Blockhouse Bay, was charged with threatening behaviour, assaulting police, disorderly behaviour and resisting police following the incident at Wendy’s in Lynfield on Friday.

He described the incident as a “communication breakdown kind of thing” that escalated out of control.

The furniture removal worker, who said he was not an aggressive person, said yesterday he was ashamed for abusing staff and police but said the officer who arrested him was unnecessarily aggressive.

“He did fly into an aggressive rage. He didn’t give me a chance to comply,” he said.

The regular Wendy’s customer said the incident would not stop him from returning to Wendy’s, although not to the Lynfield store.

“It hasn’t changed my taste or appetite, but I’m banned from that store.”

Yes you are. Flying into a rage at a store worker isn’t the behaviour of a normal person. Getting arrested and charged for disorderly conduct over a stupid greasy burger just shows how dumb you are.

About 10.30am on Friday he placed an order at the drivethrough for a Baconator with no bacon, a fish burger, and a Triple Combo.

However, when he picked up his order from the staff member, believed to be a trainee, it was wrong: “They gave me Big Classic, the Baconator was correct and the fish (burger) was chicken”.

When he went inside to complain to the manager, “she blew me off”, he said.

Ilolahia admitted he quickly lost his temper.

“They weren’t polite words. I called her a homosexual and the b-word and a f****** a*******. I had to shout at her, I was that angry.”

Staff at the Lynfield store locked themselves in the office to escape the burger-lover’s rampage, as he continued shouting and pushed over a screen and a till on the counter.

A police officer attempted to restrain the man and emptied a can of pepper spray into eyes, but it had little effect.

” I could still see – I think he was shocked.”

Ilolahia was arrested and a scuffle took place inside the store as the policeman tried to handcuff him, he said.

“He batoned me – he gave me a whack straight across the top of my head, then a second one.

The struggle lasted 10 minutes and spilled out to the restaurant carpark, where other officers eventually restrained and arrested him.

Ordering a “Baconator” without bacon just shows you are a cock. Pepper spray having no effect and a 10 minute scuffle with Police…I’m thinking that he was loaded on Vitamin P.

All this faux contrition is simply to avoid the consequences of your actions…loser.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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