A Georgia man went to a Waffle House, and desperately wanted a side of barbecue sauce to go along with his meal.
When he didn’t get it, he claimed he would be willing to go to jail for some sauce.
One of those things happened!
The Macon Telegraph reports that the man was jailed on a disorderly conduct charge after causing those in the restaurant to fear for their safety.
Three women who work there later told police that the fellow asked for some barbecue sauce. The women, one of whom was named Basil, informed him that they had none.
A Bibb County sheriff’s report of the episode notes that the man “then began screaming obscenities and insulting” the workers, trying “to create conflict, saying things such as, ‘I wouldn’t (expletive) ask you if I didn’t know you had it!”
The man reportedly added: “I’ll go to (expletive) jail over some barbecue sauce!”
And he did.
The customer in question, Willie Edward Drake, was found to be “uncooperative and disorderly,” and was staying at a local hotel before he ventured to Waffle House.
For the record, the Waffle House doesn’t stock barbecue sauce – and neither does the jail Drake is being held at.
A Telegraph reporter called the Waffle House to ask if the restaurant does, in fact, have barbecue sauce. It does not.
Nor, it appears, does the county jail, where Drake was still being held Thursday evening in lieu of $390 bond.
“We stay with the basics on condiments,” Sheriff David Davis said. “Mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise.”
Drake’s reaction was probably over the top, and arresting him for his outburst is probably also a bit much. I know condiments are important, but sometimes it’s just better to eat your food plain instead of becoming some sort of condiment pariah.