A burger King fast-food restaurant in Coon Rapids, Minnesota received a call from a person purporting to be from the fire department. The caller said the building was going to explode if they didn’t relieve the pressure. The caller told them to break all the windows in the building to reduce the pressure.
Unfortunately, they did as instructed. You can be sure that the owners of this franchise will be looking for a new manager and some employees who can think.
Sargent Rick Boone of the police department said:
Officers arrived and found that the manager and employees of the Burger King were smashing out the windows. The manager explained they’d received a phone call from a male who identified himself as a fireman who said there were dangerous levels of gas in the building and they had to break out all the windows to keep the building from blowing up.
If it was possible to blow up a building with just pressure, which it is not, anyone could open the door and alleviate the problem. If a building was in danger of blowing up due to a gas leak, the fire department would evacuate the building.
What was the manager thinking?
Well, they weren’t the first to fall for such a call. The manager of a Morro Bay, California Burger King even drove his car into the building to open up a bigger hole. I guess the callers definitely “had it their way”!