Man Threatens To Blow Up a McDonald’s Over Lack of Sauce

An Iowa man was arrested Saturday after allegedly threatening to blow up a McDonald’s restaurant because he did not receive dipping sauce to go with his chicken nuggets.

Robert Golwitzer Jr. allegedly called to threaten a McDonald’s outlet located in Ankeny, Iowa, around 5:20 p.m Saturday after noticing that its workers had delivered an incorrect order. He ordered chicken nuggets, but the fast-food restaurant staff forgot to add dipping sauce, a report said.

Ankeny Police Sgt. Corey Schneden told the media that Mr. Golwitzer called in the McDonald’s location with a bomb threat.

In addition to the blow-up threat, the 42-year-old man also told staff that he would hit a worker during the phone call, the police sergeant stated.

According to police, the restaurant filed a criminal complaint, and officers successfully contacted Mr. Golwitzer through the phone number he used to call McDonald’s. During interviews with officers, both by call and at the police station, the man allegedly admitted to making threats and making violent statements.

Ankeny Police Lt. Rob Kovacs told TMZ that Mr. Golwitzer had committed a class D felony, which includes false reports of an explosive or incendiary device.

“Robert Golwitzer Jr. was arrested for making a false report of an explosive or incendiary device after cops say he called the Mickey D’s where he’d just picked up an order of nuggets and said he hoped the restaurant would blow up… because they forgot his sauces,” he said.

Police arrested the man on Saturday and took him to the Polk County jail later that day before releasing him on bail Sunday, WHO 13 reported.

The incident registered in Ankeny on Saturday was not the first time a McDonald’s employee has been threatened. Two weeks ago, on June 14, Cherysse Cleveland was arrested in Ravenna, Ohio, after assaulting two restaurant staff in a dispute.

The woman became upset when employees denied her request to mix three Slushie flavors.

A week earlier, PennLive reported that a man was allegedly arrested in Virginia after threatening several employees at a McDonald’s location and brandishing a BB gun during a conflict over the restaurant’s menu.