Updated:
Original:

A woman brought her kangaroo into a McDonald's, then was asked to leave

Author:

Customers at a Wisconsin McDonald's called police last week after a woman brought a baby kangaroo into the restaurant.

"[She] had indeed brought a small kangaroo, about a one-foot in size kangaroo, inside of a child's car seat," Ryan Klavekoske, of the Beaver Dam Police Department, told TMJ4 News.

The person who called police said they didn't feel it was appropriate or safe for the kangaroo to be in the restaurant, the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen reports, and when officials arrived they asked her to leave.

Diana Moyer, who along with her husband owns five kangaroos just outside of Beaver Dam, told police it was her therapy pet as she battles cancer, WISN says.

She wasn't given a ticket.

Jimmy the kangaroo

The Moyers often take their youngest marsupial, Jimmy, out in public, WISN notes. Klavekoske told TMJ4 News the Moyers are well known around the city and police have dealt with them before under similar circumstances.

Beaver Dam municipal code doesn't allow "wild animals" – including domesticated kangaroos – to be pets or service animals.

Wanda Haltek of McDonald's released a statement on the issue to The Associated Press in which she said McDonald's is aware a customer called police, who then resolved the situation, adding it's their policy to make sure restaurants are accessible to all customers.

The restaurant chain has faced lawsuits in the past for not serving people with service animals.

Listen to the caller's 911 call below:

This embed is invalid

Next Up

J R Jones - Anoka County Jail 2021.10.16 - Resize crop

Charges: Driver in fatal hit-and-run said he thought he hit dog or sign

The crash killed a 56-year-old Blaine woman who had been out walking her dog.

vaccine, covid

Here is Minnesota's plan to vaccinate kids 5-11 against COVID-19

The plan includes hosting vaccination clinics at schools across the state.

Mounds View PD missing 12yo Riddley

12-year-old Twin Cities boy has been missing for 4 days

Police are asking for the public's help locating the child,

moorhead police

Police searching for man charged with kidnapping woman at gunpoint

The man approached the victim's car and pointed a gun at her, the charges state.

teacher, coronavirus, covid-19, school, classroom

Teachers union calls for 'bold' plan to get kids vaccinated against COVID

"All options should be on the table," Denise Specht, president of Education Minnesota, said.

madden's

Madden's has banner summer with surge of visitors to Gull Lake

The resort was named the No. 1 resort in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest.

denny dempsey

Burnsville priest identified as bicyclist killed in Rosemount

The church says he was doing what he loved: riding his bike.

Related