Criminal-Generated Content

This guy definitely deserves a break today. From The South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

A man who held up a McDonald’s at gunpoint when he was 14 is one of two South Florida finalists in a contest to mix a new jingle for the fast-food giant.
Tamien Bain served 12 years in prison for the crime.
Now 29 and known in hip-hop circles as “BAiNG The Locksmith,” Bain, of Miami, learned this week he’s made the top five in McDonald’s BIG MAC chant competition.
On Memorial Day 1994, Bain and two other young men were thinking of robbing a bank, when they decided at the last minute to hold up a Miami McDonald’s instead.
No shots were fired during the robbery. But Bain, the youngest of the three defendants, was caught on the spot and later charged as an adult.

Do you think they’ll change the contest rules from now on? Maybe, “Employees, their families, and folks who once held up a McDonald’s are not eligible to win.”

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