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McDonald’s To Power Manila’s Police Cars

By Wyatt Earp | July 30, 2008

Get ready for the MickeyD P.D. God help us.

MANILA (AFP) – Police in Manila are looking to convert their patrol cars to run on a mixture of diesel and used cooking oil from McDonald’s, officials and the company said Tuesday.

With oil prices at crippling highs, the project would convert cars in the Makati financial district to run on a mix of 40 percent diesel and 60 percent cooking oil, its police chief Senior Superintendent Gilbert Cruz said.

Used cooking oil will be donated by Makati outlets of the hamburger giant, said McDonalds franchising manager Buth Salaya. (H/T – )

That’s a brilliant plan, because when I think “gas,” I think McDonald’s. Maybe the officers can handcuff suspects with debilitating cholesterol readings and beat criminals over the head with some day-old apple pies?

Topics: The Job | 11 Comments »

11 Responses to “McDonald’s To Power Manila’s Police Cars”

  1. rodney dill Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 9:18 am

    DRUDGEBREAKING: Police stake-out blown. Tell-tale smell of french fries gives away police position. Developing.

  2. Glocksman Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Perhaps the Manila police will use a cell made up of corrugated tasting quarter pounders to ‘box’ the suspects in?

    FWIW, the only time I go to McD’s is when someone I”m with literally drags me there, as they’ve sucked for over 20 years now.
    The last good Quarter Pounder I had was in 1983.

  3. Deanna Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Everybody thinks they are being generous, but it is just a ploy. They are hoping that the subtle smell of “stale french fries” (as Rodney said) will increase visits to Mickey D’s.

  4. Glocksman Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 10:55 am

    You speak the truth.
    Though for my money Hardee’s (aka; Carl’s Jr. in the rest of the country) serves much better food (try their Prime Rib Thickburger) and is well worth the slight price increase over a McDonald’s cardboard pounder.

  5. -->Doghouse --> Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Good; maybe the Hamburgler will FINALLY be brought to justice!

    robble robble …

  6. dragonlady474 Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    I wonder if, when they stop to arrest someone, a endless stream of clown-like policeman will pop out of the car?

  7. cbullitt Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    This has nothing to do with McDonalds, other than the same people who wrote this “Global Warming is racist” trash also think Micky D’s is conspiring to make Black kids too fat to get out of the ‘hood.
    Submitted for your disapproval:
    Give em hell Wyatt

  8. kaveman Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    I’m all for the biodiesel thingie, but putting the logo on the side of the cruiser???

    How long do we have to wait for the tricked out mustang with Krispy Cremes and Starbucks on the doors.

  9. teqjack Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    If they are counting on “used cooking oil” from McD’s, they may be out of luck. The corporation is changing over to types of cooking oil/fat/grease etc that are not useable this way because of “transfat” and other scares.

  10. RT Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    You just know they will use the shamrock shakes to get quick confessions.

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 31st, 2008 at 12:49 am

    Rodney Dill – Well, if the criminals are like me, they’ll come running to the smell!

    Glocksman – Since I’ve been on my diet (Jan 1st), I haven’t been there. Don’t much miss it, either.

    Deanna – And the publicity doesn’t hurt, either!

    Glocksman – When I was visiting my friend in AZ, we stopped at Carl’s Jr. I got a pastrami burger. Friggin’ fantastic!

    Doghouse – He is a slippery bastard!

    DL474 – And they’re all wearing big shoes!

    CBM – And they want to stop new fast food places in L.A. Where do they think kids from poorer families are going to get work now?

    Kaveman – I’ll be damned if I’m gonna sit here and let you bad-mouth Krispy Kreme!!! :)

    Teqjack – It better not frak with the taste of the fries.

    RT – Never had one. Don’t want to drink something green.