[Update: I've been had! Turns out it's really satire! Sorry, folks, you'll just have to go hungry now after your friskings.]
McDonalds and the New York Police Department have teamed up together for a new program called "Three Strikes, You're In!"
Only in Bloomberg's NYC could this happen, and you just can't make this stuff up. The program is advertised as follows on an NYPD website:
"A new program that rewards innocent New Yorkers who are stopped and frisked.
Just fill in your “Three Strikes” voucher and present it at any participating McDonald’s for
a FREE Happy Meal™! "
"Carry your voucher with you at all times and when the police officer tells you that you are free to go, just write down the police officer’s badge number. Collect three and
You’ve Got a FREE Happy Meal™"
So, next time you're thrown up against a wall, or onto the hood of a car, or even down onto the sidewalk, cheer up! You're one step closer to a free hamburger or chicken McNugget Happy Meal. You even get your choice of french fries or apple dippers, as well as choice of drink.
Gee thanks, NYPD, McDonalds. This is just...swell.