A Milwaukee teenager made a quick career change after he failed to make it in the challenging world of fast food service.
Fired from his job at McDonald’s, he immediately transitioned from "Do you want fries with that?" to "And I'll take your bike with that."
But that didn't work out for him either.
The 17-year-old is facing charges after he admitted robbing a youngster in Wauwatosa of $10 and his bicycle, minutes after being dismissed from the restaurant at 6409 Blue Mound Rd. in Milwaukee.
His undoing in his new line of work? He was still wearing his McDonald's uniform.
Nadhir D. Musaddiq-Martin was charged Thursday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of robbery with threat of force. If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison and $50,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 4:45 p.m. Sept. 5, a 15-year-old boy was walking his bicycle up the hill in the 1400 block of North 68th Street when Musaddiq-Martin approached him, wearing his McDonald’s uniform, and asked if he had change for $10.
The boy pulled out his wallet and counted out $10, which Musaddiq-Martin promptly grabbed from him. He began to walk away but then turned around, forcibly put his arm around the boy and said, “I’m going to take your bike, too.”
The victim said, "No," but Musaddiq-Martin told him, “I’m going to pull something on you,” so the boy let him take the bike.
As Musaddiq-Martin was riding away, he shouted to the boy, “Sorry, I just lost my job!”
The victim called Wauwatosa police and recounted the episode, and officers went to the nearest McDonald’s to inquire about the matter. The manager said she had fired Musaddiq-Martin an hour before and provided his name and contact information.
Musaddiq-Martin admitted to the robbery, telling police he knew it was wrong, and he was sorry, but – well, he needed a ride home.
He was assigned a $2,500 signature bond and ordered turned over to the JUSTICE 2000 program while awaiting trial.