A bicyclist who blocked traffic in a Jack-in-the-Box drive-through on the 10000 block of Silverdale Way on Thursday was arrested on suspicion of trespassing.
The 24-year-old East Bremerton man told a Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputy that he was unable to drive and had ridden his mountain bike into the drive-through to order some chicken strips.
The deputy, responding to a call from an employee, found the bicyclist by the window speaking into a hand-held video camera. When the deputy questioned him, the suspect said, apparently speaking into the camera, “The police are here.”
The employee told the deputy that the man had ridden up around 3 p.m. and placed an order. The lobby of the restaurant had closed at 2 p.m. for Thanksgiving, and a sign was posted in the window to that effect.
The employee said her manager had told her not to serve people on bicycles, because of the safety hazard. She explained the policy to the bicyclist, but he refused to leave and told her, “Go ahead and call the police. I’m making a stand.”
The deputy explained to the bicyclist that his behavior constituted trespassing, but he refused to move on.
After the bicyclist had been placed under arrest, he told the deputy he felt he had “a right to chicken strips.”
The bicyclist was booked into to Kitsap County jail, but was later released on personal recognizance.