Man Charged With Felony Robbery For Filling McDonald’s Cup With Soda

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A McDonald’s customer in Springdale, Arkansas was arrested on robbery charges after  pouring $1.49 worth of soda into an empty water cup.

18-year-old Cody Morris refused to return the fizzy sugary drink to the restaurant’s manager and was later arrested at a bowling alley.

4029 TV reports: The manager told police he tried to stop the suspects from driving away, but he was hit by their car, according to the report.

The manager for the McDonald’s at 520 S. Thompson St. called police Monday to report a robbery, according to the report. The manager told police 3 people went through the drive thru and asked for 3 large waters. Those 3 parked, went into the restaurant, dumped out the water and then filled the cups with soda, the manager told police.

The manager asked the 3 people to return the soda. Two of them did, but one did not, the manager told police.

Then, the manager stood behind the suspect’s car and tried to stop them from leaving, according to the report, but the car reversed and hit the manager. The manager tried to get the keys out of the ignition and was hit on the hand and then by the vehicle again, the manager told police.

Police found the vehicle at a bowling alley and arrested the driver, who was Cody Morris, according to the report.

The police report lists one charge against Morris – that of felony robbery. The Washington County Detention Center website shows Morris was booked into jail Tuesday, and had a Rule 8.1 hearing scheduled for Friday morning.

“The theft became a robbery when the alleged suspect allegedly used force to resist apprehension by the store employees,” the Springdale Police Department explained on its Facebook page.

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