Skip to comments.CA Mayor Charged for Drunken Fit Over Milkshake, Report Says (Mayor Says ...'Shake Cost Too Much')
Posted on 02/08/2013 7:37:46 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Calif. mayor charged for drunken fit over milkshake, report says
(CBS) ATWATER, Calif. - Craig Mooneyham, who was filling in as mayor of Atwater, Calif., is accused of throwing a drunken fit over a $7 milkshake, CBS Sacramento reports.
According to the station, witnesses say the mayor was so mad about having to pay $7 for a banana milkshake, he started cursing and nearly got into a fight.
"He was just throwing the f-bombs and pretty much everything else," Liliana Gracian, an employee of Fosters Freeze, a fast-food chain, told the station.
Mooneyham reportedly swore he was overcharged for extra toppings and flavors.
"...He was really angry, and was like 'you're stealing from me,'" Gracian said.
The station reports Gracian said she could smell alcohol on him.
The Sacramento Bee reports the "milkshake melee" happened Jan. 26.
When other witnesses tried to calm him down, Mooneyham reportedly challenged them to a fight.
Mooneyham drove off before police arrived, but they caught up with him at his home later.
According to the police report, he came to the door wearing a t-shirt and boxers, asked police what was going on, and then asked if he could go inside and get some pants.
The station reports cops say he came back out fully-dressed and then said he had to take a phone call, went inside and locked the door, refusing to come back out.
Mooneyham, who filed papers to run for district supervisor next year, told a local paper he believes the allegations are politically motivated.
The mayor Pro Tem is charged with disturbing the peace, a misdemeanor. Police say he refused to submit to a field sobriety test when they confronted him at his home, the station reports.
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It's too bad that our idiot California politicians cannot figure out that their high taxes, increased regulation and red tape result in $7.00 milkshakes in the late great state of California.
THE RENT’S TOO DAMNED HIGH! AND SO ARE THE SHAKES!
A politician who gets drunk, wants to fight a girl, hides from the cops? He’s got some Kennedy in him.
Trickle down Lieberal taxeconomics shakes up more than just the milk. Now pay your unfair share Mr Mayor and dont cry over spilled milkshakes.
He’s right, tho. $7 is a ripoff (and Atwater’s no swank tourist town, either. it is in an area of very high unemployment)
I grew up around Foster’s Freeze (a California tradition, started in La Brea).
It’s one of the very few fast-food places where you can get a malted milkshake (Carl’s Jr. is the other one).
A $7 milkshake is a bit steep. Must have ordered a large one.
... it's too damn high.
In Pulp Fiction, Vincent Vega (the resurrection of John Travolta's acting career) was astonished that his date who wasn't a date, Mia (played by a super young and hot Uma Thurman) had ordered a $5.00 milk shake.
Now $5.00 milk shakes are pretty much routine, you can get them just about anywhere except McDonald's.
Yeah. That's it. The $5.00 milk shake.
Did the drunken fool not see the price of the shake on the menu board? Or were his eyes too blurred from the booze?
A couple things: First, dairy really isn’t too good to consume if you’re drunk because the alcohol curdles the milk. Second, I thought Foster’s Freeze was one of those places where you order and pay before you get your food. So did he freak out before he even got the shake? Or did he pay for the shake and then freak out about the cost afterward? Either way, the guy’s a jackass and the cops were stupid to let him go back inside not once, but twice before he locked them out.
Banana milkshake? Yuck.
I have tried, enjoyed and survived this $6.00+ milkshake ...
Drink ‘like eating 68 bits of bacon” (2,000-CALORIE milkshake dubbed the worst drink in the US)
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If you like a rich milkshake you should try the date milkshake at Shields Date Garden in Indio.
Under $5, too!
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Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013
Atwater City Council selects new mayor pro tem
ATWATER — Councilman Craig Mooneyham picked up some extra responsibilities when he was named mayor pro tem during a meeting this week.
Mooneyham, who’s been on the council since 2010, was unanimously voted into the position. Whoever serves as mayor pro tem performs the tasks of the mayor when she’s absent.
Mooneyham said he’s going to work hard in his additional role.
Merced Sun-Star - SUN-STAR PHOTO BY MARCI STENBERG Craig Mooneyham
“I’m truly honored to have the confidence of the mayor and the City Council to serve in that capacity,” he said.
Councilman Joe Rivero served as mayor pro tem before Mooneyham was voted in during Monday night’s meeting.
— Mike North
The drunken dooood is one of ours —http://www.mercedcountyrepublicans.com/Voting.pdf
Why are the police involved and why is this a story?
Odd. Since when it is it illegal to be drunk in your own home?
Little competition got your goat Mayor.
So not only does his milkshake not bring all the boys to the yard it doesn’t even bring him out of the house for the police.
"Odd"? Let me explain some basic law. Ordinances differ, but a person who is proven to be intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or drugs and/or causing a disturbance in a public place - as well as operating a motor vehicle in such a condition can actually be arrested and convicted. Read the story again and you'll figure it all out.
Was it required by law that he buy the $7 milkshake? Was he being held at gunpoint and forced to pay for it? Then he didn't "have to pay" for it. He was just a drunken idiot who didn't like the price. I wouldn't even be surprised if he tried to claim it should be free because he is the mayor.
Craig Mooneyham, who was filling in as mayor of Atwater, Calif., is accused of throwing a drunken fit over a $7 milkshake... witnesses say the mayor was so mad about having to pay $7... he started cursing and nearly got into a fight... Mooneyham reportedly swore he was overcharged for extra toppings and flavors. "...He was really angry, and was like 'you're stealing from me,'" Gracian said.Sounds like a Democrat.
When other witnesses tried to calm him down, Mooneyham reportedly challenged them to a fight... drove off before police arrived, but they caught up with him at his home later... came to the door wearing a t-shirt and boxers, asked... what was going on... asked if he could go inside and get some pants... [dressed, then] said he had to take a phone call, went inside and locked the door, refusing to come back out... told a local paper he believes the allegations are politically motivated.Spoken like a lot of candidates running against Jack Daniels.
What rlmorel said.