Hooded Health Food Militants Kidnap Ronald McDonald
These are dark times for Finnish Big Mac fans. Their beloved mascot, a life-size statue of the grinning clown Ronald Mc Donald, was kidnapped and threatened with execution last week by a gang of hooded health-food activists.
The “kidnapping” took place on January 31, in a McDonald’s restaurant in central Helsinki. The gang, which goes by the name of “Food Liberation Army”, acted in broad daylight, posing as maintenance workers who came to give Ronald a fresh coat of paint.
At first, no-one noticed something was amiss. But the following day, the gang posted an ominous videotaped message on the Internet: if McDonalds failed to answer questions on the quality of its food by February 11, they would “decapitate” Ronald.