published on May 23, 2018 - 3:43 PM
Written by Frank Lopez

A McDonald’s restaurant in Fresno is being sued by a homeless man who injured himself in the parking lot this month.

On May 7, Jeffrey Emens, 42, filed to sue the McDonald’s at 1248 N. Blackstone Ave in Fresno, near Abbey Street and Olive Avenue.

According to court documents, on May 19, 2017, Emens claims to have stepped on some bolts sticking out of the ground located directly on the McDonald’s parking lot.

Emens also claims that the bolts were removed three or four days after sustaining his injury, “showing admission of guilt”, that he was discriminated against because he is homeless and that Emergency Medical Services were not called.

Reports show that an ambulance crew did arrive 45 minutes after Emens sustained the injury.

The ambulance report also shows that Emens injured his right foot, but that the bolt did not penetrate the skin, and that he experienced a pain level of 8 out of 10 on his foot during walking.

Emens told EMTs that he suffers from hypertension, Hepatitis-C, and admitted to using methamphetamine the morning of the accident.

Emens is now suing the McDonald’s on a count of negligence, and willful failure to warn for an unspecified amount over $25,000, and is asking for $500 for public embarrassment, pain and suffering.

Court documents listed Emens attorney as Pro Se, meaning he will represent himself in court.  

A Case Management Conference is scheduled for Sept. 4, 2018 at the B.F. Sisk Courthouse.


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