GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) - It was billed as the Flame Broiled Badge Battle. Three Gautier police officers squared off against their fire fighter counterparts in a hamburger eating contest.
It was held at the McDonald's restaurant in Gautier, owned by the Descher organization.
The public safety officers had four minutes to down as many burgers as they could. Some even dipped the burgers in a glass of water to help them go down a bit easier.
When the four minutes was up, the winner was firefighter Samantha Guthrie, the only woman in the competition. She wolfed down seven and a half burgers.
With her win, Samantha garnered a $500 donation from Pat Descher to be used by the fire department in anyway officials see fit.
Descher said she wanted to do this, because police officers and firefighters are constantly helping McDonald's with community events aimed at kids who live in the city. She added restaurant officials hope to make this an annual event.