Wednesday, October 19, 2005


From the Wausau Daily Herald:

WAUSAU, Wis. — A man whose car ran into the front entry of a fast-food restaurant backed away, parked and went in for breakfast, officials say.

Police Patrol Inspector Bryan Hilts said 78-year-old Rouland Steppert’s car struck the glass entryway of the downtown Burger King Friday.

After he backed up, parked and went inside, he was served his food, and police called to the scene found him eating at a table.

General manager Kathy Fasse declined to say what he ordered.

By lunchtime, glass and other debris had been cleared away and customers were able to use the normal entry.

Because the accident was on private property, the man was not cited, Hilt said.

No phone listing could be found for Steppert when The Associated Press tried to reach him for comment Monday night.

Maybe he just remembered Joe Pesci’s famous line from Lethal Weapon 2: “They FUCK YOU at the drive-thru, okay? They FUCK YOU at the drive-thru! They know you’re gonna be miles away before you find out you got fucked! They know you’re not gonna turn around and go back, they don’t care.”