Last January, Adrian Peterson caused a bit of a stir at a Twin Cities-area McDonald's restaurant. Peterson was needing to use the restroom, and stopped at the restaurant at about 3 AM. The restaurant was closed, but a worker inside the restaurant let him in so that he could make use of the facilities. It became controversial after the worker in question lost their job for allowing Peterson in after duty hours. (They were re-hired about 24 hours later.)
Well, it appears that the Golden Arches have claimed another member of the Beloved Purple.
Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton wasn't on a highway or freeway early Saturday when he was arrested on a second-degree DWI charge.
Instead, Felton was waiting in the drive-thru lane at a McDonald's in Eden Prairie.
In an e-mail Monday, an Eden Prairie police spokesperson wrote that police responded to the McDonald's on Prairie Center Drive at approximately 3 a.m. Saturday because of a report of an intoxicated driver waiting in the drive-thru lane.
Well, it's not quite gettin' busy in a Burger King bathroom or anything, but it's not good, either. (And no, there is no "wrong time" for a link to the Humpty Dance.)
I am sort of curious to know if Felton found a 24-hour McDonald's and they could tell he was drunk from hearing him talk. . .or if he went to a McDonald's that was closed, pulled up into the drive-thru, and was waiting for somebody to answer. I don't know why I'm curious about that. . .I just am.