MIAMI – First, the big house. Now, the Big Mac.
A Miami man who held up a McDonald's at gunpoint as a teenager is now among the fast food chain's finalists for a new jingle promoting its signature sandwich.
Twenty-nine-year-old Tamien Bain was arrested on Memorial Day 1994 for the holdup. He served 12 years in prison for the crime, during which time he became interested in making music.
Bain said he told contest officials up front about his past when applying for the MySpace.com/BigMacChant competition.
The public has until Sunday to vote for a winner, who gets a trip to Los Angeles and their song featured in a national McDonald's ad.