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Boy Convicted of Religiously Harassing a Pagan

#1  Postby HomerJay » May 04, 2012 3:51 pm

A teenage boy has been convicted of religiously harassing a McDonald’s worker in a landmark case.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, repeatedly teased the female member of staff over her pagan beliefs.

Simon Newell, acting as prosecution, said: “Religiously aggravated harassment is an unusual offence, the first I have dealt with, especially one where perhaps not everyone would consider it a religion, but it is deemed to be so.”

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Re: Boy Convicted of Religiously Harassing a Pagan

#2  Postby chairman bill » May 04, 2012 4:46 pm

FFS, why didn't she just turn him into a frog for seven years?
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#3  Postby Ironclad » May 04, 2012 4:52 pm

We should all be wizards & witches imo, think of the fuel savings as you take to the sky on your broomstick. *wwweeeeeeeee!*
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#4  Postby Alan B » May 04, 2012 5:49 pm

chairman bill wrote:FFS, why didn't she just turn him into a frog for seven years?


Nah. She could then be sued for loss of wages...
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#5  Postby MrFungus420 » May 05, 2012 5:25 am

chairman bill wrote:FFS, why didn't she just turn him into a frog for seven years?


She may be underage herself. That would put her in violation of the Ministry of Magic's Restriction on the use of Underage Magic.
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Re: Boy Convicted of Religiously Harassing a Pagan

#6  Postby nearestthingtonone » May 05, 2012 5:46 am

Let's face it, she's still working in McDonalds. Just how much control over the black arts can she really have?
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#7  Postby Acetone » May 05, 2012 6:21 am

Ok, he shouldn't be harassing her but a fucking criminal charge? Jesus christ. "Had to involve the police". You mean you exhausted other efforts like telling them to not come back to the store? What normal people do when kids are being little shits at a restaurant?
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#8  Postby MrFungus420 » May 05, 2012 7:50 am

Acetone wrote:Ok, he shouldn't be harassing her but a fucking criminal charge? Jesus christ. "Had to involve the police". You mean you exhausted other efforts like telling them to not come back to the store? What normal people do when kids are being little shits at a restaurant?


And then what do "normal" people do when the kid keeps returning and the harrassing beahvior continues for weeks?
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#9  Postby nearestthingtonone » May 05, 2012 4:16 pm

I'm loath to use the word "normal", but when I worked in McDonalds, normally people simply got barred from the restaurant if they were a repeated nuisance. Though the guy who threatened to bottle me if I didn't give him a McChicken sandwich wasn't barred because he only did it once :grin:
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#10  Postby Fallible » May 05, 2012 4:23 pm

nearestthingtonone wrote:Let's face it, she's still working in McDonalds. Just how much control over the black arts can she really have?


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Re: Boy Convicted of Religiously Harassing a Pagan

#11  Postby Acetone » May 05, 2012 5:10 pm

MrFungus420 wrote:
Acetone wrote:Ok, he shouldn't be harassing her but a fucking criminal charge? Jesus christ. "Had to involve the police". You mean you exhausted other efforts like telling them to not come back to the store? What normal people do when kids are being little shits at a restaurant?


And then what do "normal" people do when the kid keeps returning and the harrassing beahvior continues for weeks?

As has already been said then you call the police. It most likely won't go that far. Once you tell them they are not allowed to come back on the property if they do come back it's trespassing.

I worked at McDonalds too and we dealt with FAR worse teens. We would always just do the same thing: tell them to not come back to the store and escort them out. Simple.

We called the police very rarely. One time after we refused to serve these kids in drive thru because they were throwing pennies at another persons car they came back with containers filled with paint and threw them over the counter. One landed in the fryer and others splashed paint all over the place. Kids coming in and making fun of an employee happened nearly daily, we'd tell them to fuck off.
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