West Seattle

Fights start over forgotten McChicken, disparaged Margaritaville hat

SEATTLE -- Late-night fights usually start for incredibly dumb reasons, but two scuffles that broke out Tuesday night in Seattle -- one over a forgotten McChicken and another over a disparaged Margaritaville hat -- may take the cake for sheer ridiculousness.

A female cashier was all alone at the front counter of the McDonald's in the Westwood Shopping Village shortly after 10 p.m. when an irate woman walked in and immediately started yelling at her, according to the Seattle Police Department's report for the incident.

The cashier later told officers the woman yelled something like, "You forgot my [expletive] McChicken!"

According to the report, the cashier didn't remember seeing the women before and, while doubting she had ever been a customer in the first place, asked if she had come through the drive-thru.

The cashier told officers the woman responded by yelling something like, "Do I look like I have an [expletive] car, you [expletive]?"

The woman then threw a full cup of soda in the cashier's face and punched her, knocking off her glasses, according to the report.

A scuffle ensued, and the restaurant's other workers came out of the back and called 911.

According to the report, the suspect walked off before officers arrived but not before she did some more yelling in another nearby restaurant.

An hour later, a man was walking in First Hill when he was approached by three strangers, according to the Seattle Police Department's report for the incident.

The victim later told officers one of the men made a negative comment about his Margaritaville hat, kicking off a verbal confrontation.

According to the report, the victim was knocked to the ground during the confrontation, and the men walked off.

The victim, who was highly intoxicated at the time, was taken to Harborview Medical Center suffering from a likely broken knee and dislocated kneecap.