Thursday, May 28, 2009

This Man Is A Hero


ALOHA - For most folks it's not a dilemma. Given a choice between "a day without sunshine" and a day without jail time, most people will skip the orange juice and stay out of jail.

But Raibin Raof Osman isn't most people. The 20-year-old Aloha man had a sleep-over at the Washington County Jail on Memorial Day after calling 9-1-1 to complain that McDonald's left out a box of orange juice from his drive-thru order.

Osman was booked Monday night on accusations of improper use of 9-1-1. He bailed out Tuesday. The offense is a Class B misdemeanor punishable in Oregon by up to six months in jail and a fine of $2,500.
"We ordered some food," Osman told dispatchers at 11:41 p.m., calling on his cell phone from the restaurant at 19525 S.W. TV Highway in Aloha.

Osman told dispatchers the drive-thru attendant was laughing at his brother because he could not speak English very well.

"That's why I called," he said. "She (the employee who waited on him at the drive-thru window) was being rude."

A restaurant employee later called 9-1-1 to report that Osman and others who were with him were blocking the drive-thru lane, knocking on restaurant windows and intimidating employees.

Osman could not be reached for comment.

He shouldn't be getting sent to jail; he should be receiving the key to the city from the mayor!

I guess some people just don't appreciate good work when they see it.