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Intercom Hackers To Burger King Customers: 'You're too fat'

Wireless intercom hackers break into drive-through intercom loop at Burger King in Troy, Michigan; tell customers "you're too fat for a Whopper"
Burger King customers told: 'You are too fat to have a Whopper'

Police believe teenage pranksters are hacking into the wireless frequency of a US Burger King drive-through speaker to tell potential customers they are too fat for fast food.

Policeman Gerry Scherlink said the pranksters told one customer who had just placed an order: "You don't need a couple of Whoppers. You are too fat. Pull ahead."

The offenders are reportedly tapping into the wireless frequency at the restaurant in Troy, Michigan. Police believe the culprits are watching and broadcasting from close range.

Officer Scherlinck said the men are telling customers who order a Coca-Cola that, "We don't have Coke." And when the customer asks what they do have, the hacker would say: "We don't have anything. Pull ahead."

But what has managers concerned is the profanity the hackers are using, according to police.

A drive-through customer has told police if he had children with him in the car and someone used profanity, he would have been upset.

Burger King franchise owner Tony Versace issued the following statement in response to the incidents: "We apologise to our customers who've been insulted by the use of this drive-through speaker."

Management at the fast-food restaurant are reportedly trying to change the radio frequency used for the speakers, reports Local 4.

Story filed: 09:37 Friday 9th January 2004

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excellent 11.Jan.2004 22:35

ed harley

funny. i bet there's nothing like the look on those confused drive-thru patrons' faces.

..... 11.Jan.2004 22:58

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....and the puffy faces of gerbil men scarfing down GE and GMO food, anxious for their fix of petroleum and chemical sprayed vegetables and the inhumanely slaughtered beef of conagra, they are sweating as they eat, the intoxication of hormones, the taste of animals shit, the slurp of chemical soda and GMO oils, he's licking his lips over and over as he imagines eating this, awaiting the dribble of blood and oil down his whiskered face, he pulls forward slowly exactly like the cattle in their last moments before slaughter and

What? What did they say to me? I'm too fat? This is an outrage, I want to speak to your supervisor!

Im sorry 12.Jan.2004 00:29

ruckus

but this is hilarious!!!! you think it's an inside job? who else would know the frequency? i guess they could have scanned until they found the right one.... pure genious!!!

Which sentence is the funniest? 12.Jan.2004 01:09

Guerilla Radio

"But what has managers concerned is the profanity the hackers are using, according to police."

This quote is pretty funny. Corporate media leads us to believe that the managers are only upset by the profanity and not the loss of customers. Scenario: Losing customers? Who gives a shit, it's the fucking profanity I can't stand....

"A drive-through customer has told police if he had children with him in the car and someone used profanity, he would have been upset." Three different delusional statements by corporate media in one sentence. IF he had children in the car, and IF someone would have cussed AND IF these two things had happened he would have been upset.


"We apologise to our customers who've been insulted by the use of this drive-through speaker." It is about time isn't it?

Every sentence in this story is funny but these were my three favorite.

LET RADIO BE MY REVOLUTION!!!

Weak 12.Jan.2004 02:43

but readable

Great! Now the soylent feces feed lots will have to upgrade the wireless links to digital encrypted spread spectrum technology between the outdoor menus and the gas chamber serving windows!

Alternatively, they might opt for direct fiber optic connections in buried conduit.

Those frequencies are well known in scanner enthusiast circles.

David Letterman 12.Jan.2004 09:10

would be

proud.

Hmmm... 12.Jan.2004 10:58

Todd

What kind of hardware do you need to do this?

burger slop 12.Jan.2004 15:49

andy fandy candy

10ft. of string, 2 tin cans

Equipment 12.Jan.2004 16:51

abc

Todd,

All you need are a scanner with a directional antenna and a frequency analyzer to quickly find the frequency. The you just need a low power transmitter to hack in. Of course the popo can use the same technology to find you....

you could do this 13.Jan.2004 09:23

me

with motorola t5400 hand held walkie talkies you can change frequencies and scan and are about $50 for a set of two