17-02-09 0319hrs A MPF officer, while travelling on KG Hwy, observed an ATV that was towing a couch, with two males sitting on the couch, going through the drive through at MacDonald’s restaurant. As the MPF officer approached, the ATV fled from the drive trough and managed to cross the highway then it ventured onto the frozen Miramichi River. The two couch passengers (aged 28 & 39) who were intoxicated were left behind and were arrested. This ATV was located later in the day and was seized. This matter is still under investigation. Court charges are pending.
Mr. Paddy Quinn, whose post I link to, has these cogent observations:
I think these guys deserve kudos for wearing helmets—safety first—and also for pulling this stunt while being old enough to know better. Seizing someone’s ATV just for dragging a couch through a fast food drive thru seems a bit fascist, but this is Canada after all.
Two things prevent this story from being the most Canadian story ever.
One, the couch was towed through a McDonalds drive thru. Proper Canadian hijinks would have involved a Tim Horton’s rather than a burger franchise. And two, the ATV was not itself being towed by a moose.