A woman and her daughter have been fined after trying to ride a horse through a drive-thru of a McDonald's in England. The woman claims her horse has been served there before and particularly likes McFlurrys, so this time when she was refused service, she angrily took the animal into the actual restaurant. But things ended badly when the horse decided to defecate on the floor.
The incident happened at a McDonald's branch in Whitefield, Greater Manchester in England last week, and was captured by CCTV video.
Police were called to the scene and the unnamed woman was issued a fine for the incident.
The police issued a statement on their Facebook page regarding the matter: "The staff refused to serve the women due to company policy. The women then took the horse into the restaurant who ended up doing his business on the floor.
"The sight and smell of this caused obvious distress and upset to customers trying to eat, as well as staff members. Officers arrived at the location and woman was issued a Fixed Penalty notice for causing alarm & distress to other customers and staff."
McDonald's also issued a statement after the incident. The restaurant chain told BBC: "The health and safety of our customers and staff is our top priority and for this reason we are unable to serve pedestrians, bicycle riders or customers on horseback through the drive-thru."
A customer took a photo of the scene and posted it on Twitter with the message: "The horses business in macdonalds."
The mother has since admitted that she acted "rashly" but claimed the treatment of horse riders was inconsistent. She said: "Minnie likes McFlurrys. We've genuinely been served several times before and I didn't think using he drive-through would be a problem."
Watch the video here: