They met there, fell in love there and married there.
On Monday night, Ken Sinchar, 38, and Lori Sherbondy, 42, wed at the same North Huntingdon, Pa., McDonald's drive-through window where they first laid eyes on each other four years ago.
Lori took her usual position — taking orders. Ken rolled up in his minivan. And a judge stood by to perform the ceremony.
"I didn't used to go for fast food, but I looked at that woman in the window, and wow!" Sinchar, a floor installer, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette of the day he met his bride. "I came back every lunchtime after that."
"There was something special about him," Lori explained. "I worked at the drive-through for eight years, and he's the only man I ever flirted with. It got to where everyone in the store knew when it was 12:15, when my Hamburger Happy Meal man was coming through."
Ken admitted he doesn't even care much for McDonald's food.
"I came to see that blue-eyed brunette named Lori," he told the newspaper. "I told my buddies in the car she was the one for me."
Having both been married before, neither wanted a traditional wedding.
"One day I just said to him, 'Let's get married at McDonald's. ... Let's say our vows through that window!'" Lori explained.
An accommodating manager closed the drive-through window for half an hour around 8 p.m., generally a slow time. The inside walk-up counter continued to take orders throughout the ceremony.
Afterward, instead of throwing a bouquet of flowers to the crowd, the bride tossed a large order of fries.
"My mom and sisters think I'm goofy, but I say 'Who cares?'" said Lori. "That drive-through is extremely special to him and me. We both looked forward to that moment every day. So it works for us."
— Thanks to Out There reader Mike C.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — First, they auctioned off a week of their time online for a fraction of what they had hoped to make.
Then, college-bound students Chip Davis and Chris Pullen learned the identity of their eBay "buyer": Davis' mother, Mary.
"Like I'm going to let some pedophile or whatever win? I don't think so," she said Friday. "I would have paid $5,000 for the safety of those two — no question."
As previously mentioned in Out There, the auction concluded Monday of last week.
Davis, 18, and Pullen, 19, found out Mary Davis' secret on Thursday, dashing any hopes that they would at least get to travel because of the auction.
"After finding out the winner was from St. Joseph, I was disappointed," Chip Davis said. "But now I'm even more disappointed to find out it was my mom."
Mary Davis used a screen name the two would not recognize, and checked the family's computer in secret to make sure she had the winning bid.
She said she planned to get her money's worth out of the two, who will start classes later this month at the University of Missouri-Columbia (search).
"It's a legal contract," she said, "so the longer they put it off, the longer the list of work will get."
VILLA RICA, Ga. (AP) — A home invasion was solved by a phone's redial button when an accused burglar in this west Georgia town allegedly used the phone to call his mother for a ride after breaking in.
According to sheriff's investigator Alan Lee, a resident of Villa Rice returned home Sunday from a few days out of town and was missing credit cards, a checkbook, cell phone and jewelry. The victim tried hitting redial on her phone, and the mother of 23-year-old Kevin Tucker answered.
The call led to the arrests of Tucker and 18-year-old Brittany Leigh-Anne Smith, said Lt. Shane Taylor. Taylor said a deputy spoke with Tucker's mother, who said the two had called and asked her to pick them up from the residence.
The mother did not pick up the couple, and they spent the night in a motel. Police arrested them at about 12:30 a.m. after they checked out, with the stolen property in their possession. Both were charged, though they claimed innocence.
"Both pointed their finger at each other," Taylor said.
PORT BYRON, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man claims a $10 pet rabbit saved the life of his pregnant wife.
Ed Murphy said the rabbit was unusually noisy one night, banging and jumping up and down in her cage.
Murphy tried to ignore the racket by putting noise buffers on top the cage, but the pet would not let him go back to sleep.
Murphy then noticed his wife seemed to be sleeping heavily with her eyes wide open, so he called 911.
Darcy Murphy was quickly taken to a hospital, where she remained five days for treatment of gestational diabetes, a carbohydrate intolerance during pregnancy.
Murphy's obstetrician, Dr. Anita Pinc, credits the rabbit with telling Ed Murphy, "Wake up, wake up. Something is wrong with your wife."
Murphy delivered baby Brenna on June 13.
ROHNERT PARK, Calif. (AP) — The owner of an overnight mailing business grew suspicious of a customer who sent a package to different addresses in Wisconsin every two weeks. His hunch was right.
A quick inspection of the customer's latest package revealed an unusually heavy teddy bear with a crude stitch on the back, so the businessman called police.
Investigators opened the bear, unrolled 30 feet of cellophane and found a heat-sealed plastic bag at the center of the teddy filled with roughly a pound of marijuana.
Gilberto Perez Pereira, 43, and Susan Janette Roark, 48, were arrested after an investigation, Rohnert Park police said Monday. Roark, Pereira's girlfriend, drove to the mailing center, and police are trying to determine if she assisted with the alleged drug shipping, Sgt. Art Sweeney said.
Pereira told police that he was sending the packages for a friend and that he didn't know what was inside the boxes.
Pereira allegedly provided a fake name to the business, but police said he was easily tracked because he repeatedly called the business to ask why his package hadn't been mailed.
Pereira is being held on a $25,000 bail for possession of methamphetamine (found in the couple's apartment), possession of drug paraphernalia, shipment of drugs over state lines, transporting marijuana and being a felon in possession of firearms ammunition, police said.
Roark is being held without bail was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of probation and driving with a suspended license, according to police.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Neither police nor Indiana University's (search) math department has yet been able to figure out why someone made off with a 1997 doctoral dissertation in mathematics.
"It just doesn't add up," said IU police spokesman Lt. Jerry Minger.
Police said a woman, described as 40 to 50 years old, visited the math department recently and asked to see Jennifer Woodworth's 1997 dissertation, "BMO, Hardy Spaces and Primitive Multipliers."
A department employee took the woman to a room where the dissertations are kept, and left to check with the department chairman when she asked if she could borrow the document for a couple of days.
When the employee returned to the room, the woman and the dissertation were gone.
The employee saw the woman run across the street and jump into the passenger seat of a waiting truck, which then sped off.
Department Chairman David Hoff said the theft was puzzling because copies of dissertations can be checked out of the IU library.
Minger said it was the only time in his memory that anyone has stolen a dissertation. Attempts to contact Woodworth, the author, have been unsuccessful.
Hoff said IU employees were divided about the possible motive for the theft.
"It was very odd, and we were all trying to come up with any explanation," Hoff said.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Paul Wagenseil.
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