Denied service in drive-through kiosk, woman enters McDonald's in London on horseback

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 24, 2013 07:57 hrs

London: A woman in the UK barged into a McDonald's restaurant while riding a horse, after she was denied service in a drive-through kiosk.

The woman, who has not been named, was in the saddle when she was initially turned away from the drive-through kiosk of the branch in Whitefield, Greater Manchester, the BBC reported.

The woman then led the animal inside, where it defecated on the floor, a Greater Manchester Police (GMP) spokesman said.

"On 20 July a woman allowed her pony to enter our restaurant in Whitefield after being refused service in the drive-thru lane," a spokeswoman for McDonald's said.

"The incident caused distress to customers and disruption for the restaurant, and the police issued the woman with a fixed penalty notice.

"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," she said.

"The sight and smell of this caused obvious distress and upset to customers trying to eat, as well as staff members," the police said.

"Officers arrived at the location and the woman was issued (with) a fixed penalty notice for causing alarm and distress to other customers and staff," they said.

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