3 To Know: McDonald's foreign exchange, more
1. McDonald's to accept foreign currency in the US – just for three hours on this one day
To mark the launch of its Worldwide Favorites Menu in the U.S., McDonald's restaurants will accept foreign currency from customers on Thursday from 2-5 p.m.
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The deal is good only for the four items on that new menu at participating restaurants and is limited to one piece of foreign cash per customer.
The Worldwide Favorites Menu – the Stroopwafel McFlurry from the Netherlands, the Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger from Spain, the Tomato Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich from Canada and the Cheesy Bacon Fries from Australia – launches nationwide on Wednesday.
Owner-operators of each individual McDonald’s has full discretion over what to do with the foreign currency when the McDonald’s International Currency Exchange promo is over, according to the company.
2. Deputies investigating stabbing in East Naples
Collier County sheriff’s deputies are continuing to investigate a stabbing that occurred in a parking lot in East Naples on Wednesday evening.
Public Information Officer Michelle Batten said deputies responded to an emergency call at 9:28 p.m. on 4600 block of E. Tamiami Trail where they found a man who had sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Audio from the 911 call revealed that the caller believed the man was chasing a woman before the stabbing occurred.
The caller stated, “I guess he’s grabbing her, and she’s screaming for help,” before saying he heard additional screams about the man having a knife.
While on the phone with the dispatcher, the man’s injuries may have occurred.
“Somebody is screaming, “Ow,” like they got hurt,” the caller said.
Batten said no arrests have been made in conjunction with the incident and an investigation is ongoing. – Devan Patel/Staff
3. Sanibel mansion on market for $16.9M
A 10,000-square-foot waterfront mansion has hit the market for $16.9 million, making it the highest priced home on Sanibel Island.
The home located at 6111 Sanibel Captiva Road is owned by A.J. Scribante and his wife Sunny, who named their estate, Mandalay.
“Mandalay is just a happy place,” said A.J. Scribante. “There’s a song that goes ‘on the way to Mandalay where all the people play.’”
The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom, mansion has been the Scribante’s sandy playground for the past 10 years, but now they are ready to pack up and head to their ranch in Colorado, called Mandalay West, where they have horses, cows, goats, pigs and miniature donkeys.
“We’re downsizing and going to do some traveling and spend some time at our ranch in Colorado,” A.J said. – Jennifer Beeson/Staff