A Florida police officer who claimed he was toppled from a McDonald’s drive-thru on Friday for his profession said he was “shocked” and “disappointed” at how the fast-food work plowed him.
Lt. Tim Lancaster, of the Palm Bay Police Department, wrote on Facebook that on Feb. 9 he sought lunch at a McDonald’s in Palm Bay. He paid for his meal at the drive-thru’s first space, and drove to the second window to pick up his food.
Lancaster, a 23 -year veteran of the force, stated that once he got to the second window — while decked out in a “full uniform and[ inside] an unmarked car” — the employee “looked at me with my drink in hand and stopped.”
The McDonald’s employee, is in accordance with Lancaster, handed his drink to another hire and “walked away in disgust.” The employee told Lancaster that the clerk who dissed him doesn’t provide cops.
“I was mortified and disturbed, ” Lancaster wrote, supplementing he wreaked the issue to the restaurant’s general manager, who said he’d address the situation.
Lancaster’s post — in which he said he stated he “will never eat at a McDonald’s again” — has been shared approximately 6,000 times.
“I never studied I’d be at a degree in my occupation when I’d see something like this, ” the patrolman told Florida Today. But, he also said he made McDonald’s would administer the situation “appropriately.”
A McDonald’s corporation spokesperson told the news outlet that the company had “respect for all first responders” and was looking into the incident. “The behavior described in this Facebook post is unacceptable and not condoned in our eatery, ” the spokesperson added.
It would not be the first time a fast-food work applied police the cold shoulder — far from it.
A McDonald’s employee at a Virginia restaurant was fired in July for not providing a police officer. The officer’s spouse told “Fox& Friends” the employee told her husband: “I ain’t serving no police.”
In August, a Dunkin’ Donuts worker at a New York City store reportedly told two NYPD officers that he doesn’t “serve cops.”
And, a Texas Whataburger employee who alleged that “cops beat up my boyfriend and are racist” was fired after she failed to serve two police officers.