A woman in New Mexico went to a Sonic Drive-In fast-food restaurant and allegedly ordered food without paying, telling the server an unusual statement in the process.
“This one’s on God” is what 30-year-old Delila Hernandez allegedly told the Sonic server before she was arrested, reported The Las Cruces Sun-News.
Police said she rode her bike to the Sonic in Las Cruces before ordering a meal.
When the server asked for the payment, Hernandez allegedly told him, “This one’s on God.”
The server told her: “That’s not how this works,” according to the report and attempted to withhold the food.
However, Hernandez then allegedly threatened him and came toward him for the meal.
The server gave the woman the meal she had ordered before he ran to call the police.
Hernandez was later found in a park eating the fast-food meal.
According to court documents, she told Hernandez that she knew what she was doing was against the law. She decided to take the meal and eat it because she was “starving,” the paper reported.
The woman was arrested and charged with felony robbery, but the charge might be reduced, the report stated.
Hernandez will likely end up being charged with a petty misdemeanor of under $250, and she will be required to pay back the Sonic or be fined.
Other details about the case are not clear.
Sonic Workers Walk Off
Earlier this year, Sonic Drive-In restaurant workers walked off the job at three Ohio locations and left a note blasting the new management.
Sonic locations in Circleville, Lancaster, and Grove City saw total staff walkouts after the stores were bought by new owners.
A handwritten note said the “new owners are treating them bad (sic) and they have closed down the restaurant,” describing the management as “terrible.”
“The company has been sold to people who don’t give a [expletive] about anyone but themselves,” it continued. “Sorry for the inconvenience but our team refuses to work for a company that treats their employees like they are [expletive] when they have put everything into this [store].”
The note, signed by “ex-Sonic crew,” also said the employees “worked to hard (sic) for to long (sic).”
“Circleville, Lancaster, and Grove City crews have all walked out and quit after the franchise was bought out by corporate. The regional director, two district managers and four general managers have all been let go. All of which (sic) have been working for the company in management for 7+ years,” an anonymous source told the local Scioto Post.
Employees claimed their wages were reduced from at or near-minimum wage to the $4 per hour wage for tipped employees.
But a spokesperson for Sonic told Fox News that there had been “no wage rates at any level” after the new ownership took over.
Fox reported that the changes prompted the employees to walk out during their shifts, turn off the lights, and lock the door behind them.
It’s not clear how long the three locations will remain closed.
Staff in Lancaster posted an email that was printed out to the door, claiming that the management is “racist.”
“You say racist things, you put people down and make them feel below you, you push push push push people,” it read.
“We recognize that changes like this can be difficult for employees to understand, and most current employees were offered the opportunity to continue working at the drive-in. Under new management, guests and the community can look forward to improved service and the famous food, beverages, and treats for which SONIC is known. Employees working for the local drive-in can look forward to fun, fast-paced work on which they can build a career, if they choose,” it said.