Police were called to a local pancake house for a disturbance involving Mel Gibson. Upon arrival, officers witnessed an excitable Gibson throwing pieces of waffle from the tip of his fork at people in the restaurant and yelling "I wouldn't feed this crap to my grandmother if she was Yiddish."
Gibson had wandered into the all-night House-O-Flapjacks after attending a movie premiere at a little-known Swedish film festival in Malibu. Having never eaten fried chicken and waffles together before, Gibson told the waitress he would give it a go.
After the waitress served Gibson his food, she felt something hit the back of her uniform and turned around in time to see Gibson with another forkful of waffle cocked and ready to fire in her direction. The waitress ducked and the piece of waffle, which Gibson had dipped in boysenberry syrup, struck another patron in the right temple.
Police handcuffed Gibson and took him away on charges of disorderly conduct. More serious charges of assault were dropped after the person hit with the waffle declined to press charges. "My God," said Mildred Frumple, "I love Mel Givson. Didn't he direct that movie "Blazing Saddles?"
Meanwhile, Svetlana Concordova, the waitress who served Gibson gave a brief statement while Gibson was being carted off to jail, "He vasss so rude. I am thinking he vass this vay because my Russian accent, not my service. I am good vaitress," she wimpered.