McDonald's robber now promoting Big Mac in contest

July 17, 2008 5:46:48 PM PDT
A Miami man who held up a McDonald's at gunpoint in 1994 is now promoting the restaurant's signature sandwich in song. Tamien Bain is among five finalists in the fast food chain's contest for a new jingle promoting the Big Mac.

Bain was arrested on Memorial Day 1994 for the holdup. He served 12 years in prison, where he became interested in making music.

The 29-year-old Bain says he was up front with contest officials about his past when applying for the MySpace.com/BigMacChant competition.

The public has until Sunday to vote. The winner gets a trip to Los Angeles and their song featured in a national McDonald's ad.


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