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Sex-for-McNuggets suspect was hungry, homeless, police say

A Los Angeles woman arrested on suspicion of prostitution after she allegedly offered sexual favors in exchange for Chicken McNuggets is homeless and has a history of run-ins with the law, Burbank police said.

Khadijah Baseer, 31, was arrested Jan. 11 at the McDonald's in the 1700 block of Olive Avenue. Sgt. Darin Ryburn said she approached the fast food restaurant manager, told him she was hungry and asked him for free McNuggets in exchange for sexual favors. She was also seen opening car doors of customers waiting in the late-night drive-through.

Ryburn told the Burbank Leader that the woman is a transient, and that restaurant employees recognized her.

"She solicits money from customers and is always causing some sort of disturbance," the manager, who was not identified, told police, Ryburn said.

The woman was opening customers' car doors in the drive-through when the manager approached her, Ryburn said.

Initial reports indicated the woman was offering sexual favors to customers in the drive-through, but that offer was extended only to the manager, Ryburn said.

Police were called because Baseer refused to leave the property.

Ryburn said the woman has had previous contact with law enforcement officials, but declined to discuss the incidents.

She remained in custody Wednesday on $2,000 bail.

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