A man walked into a San Francisco McDonald’s with a dead raccoon and then just left it at the table.
We’re really not clear on the details here. We know that a man walked into the McDonald’s location at Potrero Avenue and 16th Street in San Francisco on January 6th at around 7 AM. He was holding a dead raccoon. He sat down at a table with said raccoon without ordering anything, and then just left the carcass on the table.
We know what happened, but still don’t know why. Was it a political statement as to the quality of food at McDonald’s? Did the guy have a beef with the restaurant owner/operator and thought the only way to settle the score was by leaving a dead raccoon on the table? Is he protesting unfair work practices that enslave poor raccoons and work them to literal death?
What? You didn’t know some McDonald’s were staffed by raccoons? How do you think they stay open 24 hours? Raccoons work the night shift.
What we also know is that the whole event was previously recorded and posted to Facebook in a grotesque video that has since been taken down. Chris Brooks was the quick-thinking human that thought the public would love to see a dead raccoon on the table of a McDonald’s, and so recorded the incident for posterity.
The video shows an older gentleman with white hair and beard wearing a hoodie. He comes in, places the raccoon on the table, and then wanders around talking to random people. Another man eventually shows up with a pair of gloves to dispose of the raccoon corpse in a trash bin outside.
Three days after man brought a *dead raccoon* into the @McDonalds in #PotreroHill, business is back as usual. The @SF_DPH gave the all clear today after inspectors came, and said company followed procedure by closing down & sanitizing everything. Would you go back? @nbcbayarea 5p pic.twitter.com/ErEd8rNpkq— Sam Brock (@SamNBCBayArea) January 9, 2019
A trail of blood is then created from the table to the restaurant parking lot.
The restaurant immediately closed following the incident, with police and San Francisco Health Department officials being called. According to Fox News, the man who left the dead raccoon was not arrested and “didn’t meet the criteria to be taken into custody for mental health detention and was released at the scene.”
After thoroughly cleaning the dining room area, the restaurant reopened a few hours later with the permission of sanitation officials from the city.