McDonald’s annoy diners by blasting bagpipe music to ‘keep homeless away’
A McDonald's restaurant has been blasting non-stop bagpipe music in attempt to keep homeless people away.
But the approach has driven diners and nearby neighbours crazy as they complained the music 'penetrates through the walls'.
The fast-food restaurant in Midtown Sacramento, US, has the music played through the loudspeakers for a few days.
Arnold Philips, who lives across the street, told CBS News that the music is giving him headaches .
He said: "The first couple of days they had it on 24/7.
"If we wouldn't have said anything or reported it to the police, they would have had that thing going on still.
"It actually penetrates through the walls. We can hear it [when] I'm trying to watch TV or whatever and it's going through that."
Arnold tried complaining to the McDonald's staff and he said: "They said they'd talk to corporate people up higher.
"That's all they said they could do really."
It's understood that the restaurant is open 24 hours and there has always been homeless people hanging outside near the entrance or sitting at the tables.
CBS reporters asked three managers at the McDonald's restaurants about the music and they replied 'what bagpipes?'.
The music is intended to set to drive the homeless people away and it appeared that diners had become the latest victims.
One left a comment on Google with one-star rating, and wrote: "This location installed a speaker system outside to aggravate and detour the homeless from loitering in front of their establishment.
"Constant loop all day of bagpipes. Good way to drive the residents out of the area that live across the street.
"Hire some security guards and stop this please!"
Diner Susan Smart added: "It was offensive to me because it was just so annoying!"
Mirror Online has contacted McDonald's for comment.
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