‘Few Fries Short Of A Happy Meal’: Pregnant Woman Throws ‘Tantrum’ At McDonald’s Over Delayed Food, Sheriff Says

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Source: Polk County Sheriff's Office

May 24 2022, Published 2:22 p.m. ET

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A pregnant woman found herself in cuffs and not lovin’ it after she threw a “violent tantrum” at a Florida McDonald’s because her order was taking too long, authorities said.

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Shortly after 5:30 p.m. on May 19, Tianis Jones was in the drive-through lane at the fast food restaurant in Lakeland and ordered her meal.

When the food didn’t come fast enough, Jones, 22, allegedly “became enraged,” got out of her vehicle, and stormed into the McDonald’s, where she complained to a worker, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.

“After about one minute, Jones turned things violent by first hitting a small plastic sign in the direction of the employee, then several bottles,” the sheriff’s office said. “Jones walked behind the counter and threw cups on the floor and at the employees.”

According to the sheriff, a family member came into the restaurant and attempted to subdue the woman and calm her down.

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The sheriff’s office said Jones ignored employees’ multiple requests for her to leave and she called 911, telling an emergency dispatcher: “I’m five month pregnant … these people don’t know how to run a m***********g McDonald’s!”

Before exiting the McDonald’s around 10 minutes after entering, Jones “lifted her shirt to expose her belly, then turned and began twerking at them,” the sheriff’s office said.


“I don’t know why this woman got as angry as she was, but as the saying goes, ‘She’s a few fries short of a Happy Meal,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.

“Her actions were outrageous … especially for a place where small children often visit,” he continued, noting the suspect allegedly caused around $100 in damages because items tossed on the floor could not be reused.

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Sheriff Judd added: “She better not complain about the food we serve her at the county jail.”

Jones faces charges of burglary with assault, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and misuse of 911.


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