NHLPA Boss Donald Fehr Arrested After Refusing to Leave McDonald’s Unless Breakfast Be Served At Night
NHLPA head negotiator Donald Fehr was arrested Monday evening at a McDonald’s in Manhattan after refusing to leave unless he was served breakfast.
McDonald’s stops serving breakfast at 11 a.m. and Fehr asked for breakfast at 7:30 p.m.
“All I want is a breakfast,” Fehr said, according to witnesses. “All I want is a damn Egg McMuffin with cheese and a side of hash browns – and I’ll stay here until I get it.”
McDonald’s cashier, Anthony Robinson, 22, said he informed Fehr that breakfast cannot be served after 1 a.m.
At that point, Fehr became belligerent, according to witnesses.
“I was sitting there eating my Big Mac,” said Latanya Harding, 43. “And this crazy-looking white man came up to me, took my burger out of my hand and said, ‘If I can’t have what I want, nobody can!'”
Harding said that Fehr went to the ketchup dispensers and threatened to pump out all the ketchup on the floor unless he was served an Egg McMuffin.
“He went to the ketchup dispenser and said if the employees wouldn’t negotiate the right way, he was gonna pump out the ketchup all over the floor,” Harding said. “I just couldn’t believe it.”
After police arrived, Fehr again attempted to negotiate.
When police refused, witnesses say Fehr started screaming, “Sidney! Sidney!”
It was then that Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby emerged from the restroom. When police informed him of Fehr’s actions, the star player stood by the NHLPA boss.
“We support Fehr’s actions,” Crosby said, according to a police report. “And we continue to stand behind him as he fights for our rights with the NHL and the rights of all Americans with McDonald’s.”
Fehr was arrested for disorderly conduct and released on bail shortly thereafter.
He could not be reached for comment.