Canadian Man Calls 911 Because His McDonald’s Order Was Cold and Twitter Can’t Stop Making Puns

McDonald's cheeseburger and fries
McDonald's cheeseburger and fries Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Law enforcement officials in Ontario, Canada, are serving up a lesson after a man called the police because he was angry about the cold McDonald’s food he received via Uber Eats.

The unnamed gentleman, who ordered a hamburger and fries through the meal delivery service, was reportedly “irate” when his food arrived cold, Hamilton police spokesperson Jackie Penman told CBC.

Though it wasn’t clear exactly who was to blame for the cold food, police who arrived at the scene reminded the dissatisfied customer that receiving a lukewarm burger and fries was no reason to call emergency services. “The [911] system is meant for life and death emergencies,” Penman clarified to the outlet, noting calls of this nature are more common than people think.

In fact, just last month, an 12-year-old boy in Nova Scotia, Canada, called police not once, but twice, after his parents served him a salad he didn’t like for dinner.

“Calling 911 with nuisance calls ties up our lines and makes it difficult for people with serious emergencies to get through to dispatchers,” Penman added.

While frivolously calling 911 is no laughing matter, Twitter couldn’t help but have a little pun-centric fun with this crazy story. Check out some of the reactions below:

Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!

Want stories like these delivered straight to your phone? Download the Us Weekly iPhone app now!