Georgia Woman Poses As an FBI Agent to Try and Get Free Chick-Fil-A
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Chick-Fil-A is the fast food restaurant with arguably the largest cult following the United States (yes, including you, In-N-Out). Not only do the employees serve the juiciest fried chicken and the tastiest lemonade (and don’t get us started on the waffle fries!), but they do so with a perpetual smile on their faces. No matter how many extra sauces you request, you’ll never get any snark or pushback. You’ll always get a “My pleasure,” though.
Recently, however, one woman’s devotion to Chick-Fil-A went a little too far.
According to The Smoking Gun, 47-year-old Kimberley Ragsdale wanted free Chick-Fil-A so badly that she impersonated an…FBI agent.
You read that right. While we don’t know how being an FBI agent would automatically entitle you to free Chick-Fil-A, we respect this woman’s creativity.
The story goes as follows: last Thursday, police received a call from a Chick-Fil-A in Rockford, Georgia alleging that there was a “suspicious person” at their location who was “identifying themselves as a federal agent to try and get free food.”
When cops got to the scene, they found Ragsdale parked in the location’s parking lot in a white van. The police officer then asked Ragsdale if she had been identifying herself as an FBI officer. She admitted but also continued to insist that she was, indeed, a federal officer. When the police officer asked her for her badge, Ragsdale claimed that she did not have a physical copy of her credentials, only an “electronic” one. For some reason, this explanation didn’t sit right with the police officer.
Ragsdale was then removed from the vehicle at which point, according to the police report, she began to “talk into her shirt like she was talking into a radio,” asking for backup.
Spoiler alert: the backup never came. Because the backup never existed.
After she was taken away, a Chick-Fil-A employee told an officer at the scene that Ragsdale had been coming to the location “or several days saying she worked with the FBI and requested free food.”
Ragsdale was booked with impersonating a public official. No word on whether she was also charged for the free meal she received.
Naturally, this bizarre story set the Twitterverse abuzz.
Chalk it up to Chick-Fil-A’s near universal appeal, but this incident quickly made national headlines. People had a lot to say.
Of course, people saw this story as an opportunity to bust out their favorite memes.
This woman may not have been a criminal mastermind, but her goal was relatable. Who among us hasn’t craved Chick-Fil-A at any cost?
This person asked a question we’ve been wondering since we originally saw this story:
And she would’ve gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for those meddling kids.
And if the FBI *does* get free Chick-Fil-A, then they should definitely put that in their recruitment literature.
Honestly, if this is the case, please point us to the nearest recruiter for the FBI.