The attorney for the driver cited for eating a McDonald’s cheeseburger says he can’t take credit for the quick-served decision to drop the charges. He was planning to argue for dismissal, but he never got the chance.

“Funny, I didn’t do anything other than let them know I was representing him. Maybe they got scared. :),” wrote criminal defense attorney Lawrence Zimmerman by email Friday evening after the announcement. Then he added in another email, “I wish that was the reason.”