After an apparent traffic tiff, a McDonald’s milkshake went flying. In the end, the chilled dessert beverage struck an 18-year-old Port St. Lucie woman in the face and coated the dashboard of a Volkswagen Jetta she was in, according to a recently released Martin County Sheriff’s Office report. What could be called the case of milkshake road rage happened Jan. 5 in Stuart.
The 20-year-old Jetta driver told sheriff’s deputies he was driving on Monterey Road when a big truck cut him off. He drove next to the truck and opened his window. He said the driver of the big truck, identified as an 18-year-old Palm City man, also lowered his window and hurled the McDonald’s milkshake.
The shake hit an 18-year-old passenger in the Jetta in the face, spewing milkshake on the dashboard, flooring and windshield. The Jetta driver had to clear a spot on the windshield to see.
The driver and passenger of the truck told a deputy the Jetta approached to the rear with the high beam lights on. The truck driver said the car cut him off, before one of the car’s windows lowered. The truck driver said he opened his window and threw the milkshake, the flavor of which was not listed, and then tried to get away.
The woman struck by the McDonald’s milkshake declined to press charges. The owner of the Jetta, however, evidently was not lovin’ it and did. The cost to repair his vehicle was estimated at $300.