Man locked in Burger King bathroom files whopper of a lawsuitPosted On: Jan. 7, 2019 9:10 AM CST
A Portland, Oregon, man who was locked in a Burger King bathroom for more than an hour in mid-December 2018 now wants Whoppers for life, according to a report on local news station KPTV 12's website Friday.
Curtis Brooner, 50, who filed his lawsuit this month, went to the Burger King on Dec. 15 and went to the bathroom after he finished his favorite meal. When he tried to leave, the door would not open, the station reported.
He alleges in his suit that he had also cut his hand using a fly swatter an employee slid under the door to help pry open the lock, unsuccessfully, and that he could hear employees laughing at the situation, according to the news station.
A locksmith was later called and “Burger King provided Mr. Brooner a Band-Aid and ointment for the cut on his hand, and offered to settle in exchange for a lifetime supply of Burger King meals at no cost,” according to the suit, accessed by the news station.
Yet “Burger King reneged and told Mr. Brooner that it no longer intended to honor the agreement,” the lawsuit states.
Now he wants Burger King to either honor the agreement or pay him $9,026.16, a figure that amounts to one Whopper meal a week until his life expectancy of 72 years old, the station reported.