Tristan Sean Ferguson told the Maroochydore Magistrates Court that he climbed on to the roof of the restaurant on January 21 because he wanted to get a photo with the “big M”.
Tristan Sean Ferguson told the Maroochydore Magistrates Court that he climbed on to the roof of the restaurant on January 21 because he wanted to get a photo with the “big M”.

Whoops! Selfie with the Golden Arches cost teen $500

A TEENAGER scaled McDonald's family restaurant at Currimundi for the sake of a photo.

Tristan Sean Ferguson told the Maroochydore Magistrates Court that he climbed on to the roof of the restaurant on January 21 because he wanted to get a photo with the "big M".

Ferguson, 18, of Caloundra, said he was drunk, with his mates, and "pumped up."

Police prosecutor Sergeant Shane Raison said officers spotted Ferguson on the roof about 1.15am while searching the area for someone involved in another matter. Officers approached him after he jumped down and began walking away with two other people.

Ferguson told the officers "it seemed like a fun thing to do" and he was showing off to his mates.

Ferguson was charged with unregulated high risk activity. He pleaded guilty and was fined $500 without a conviction being recorded.

Magistrate John Hodgins said he did not encourage the behaviour but "I'm not going to lecture you about safety."


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