Guard abducted by men with 'munchies'

By Kate Shuttleworth

The men demanded the guard drive them to McDonalds Family Restaurant in New Plymouth for a feed and take them home again. Photo / NZH
The men demanded the guard drive them to McDonalds Family Restaurant in New Plymouth for a feed and take them home again. Photo / NZH

Three young Waitara men with the munchies allegedly abducted a security van driver and forced him to drive them to McDonald's for a feed, police say.

One News reported the men approached the 20-year-old driver of the Armourguard van on High Street West in Waitara at 1am yesterday demanding he drive them to a McDonald's restaurant in New Plymouth for a feed, then take them home again.

A police spokesman from New Plymouth police said the driver did what he was told.

No weapons were used and no money was stolen.

It is unclear what the three ordered nor whether McDonald's staff had any idea what was happening.

After dropping off the three men, the shaken driver headed back to New Plymouth, detouring into the Z Energy service station at Waiwhakaiho to alert police of his hour-long ordeal, One News reported.

- APNZ

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