A KFC employee in Missouri was fired after allegedly threatening to spit in a police officer's food.
Someone identifying themselves as the officer's friend posted a statement from the officer on Facebook, in which he describes the incident.
While waiting in the drive-thru line, the police officer noticed the back door was open, according to KMOV. The deputy's Facebook post says he heard a teenage employee say, “Oh it’s a cop. Someone let me know which order is his so I can spit in all of his food.”
The officer then went into the restaurant and spoke with the manager, who reportedly confronted the employee and said, "What am I going to do with you?"
The officer claims the manager then returned and said the teen in question wouldn't be making his food. The deputy alleges no apology was made or attempted.
An investigation into the incident led to the employee being terminated, according to a statement KFC provided to KMOV:
KFC’s policy is to treat everyone fairly, equally and with respect, and we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. Upon learning of this incident, the franchisee who owns the restaurant conducted an immediate and thorough investigation, and the employee was terminated.
It has not been a good week for police officers at fast food drive-thrus. At a Subway in Utah, a police officer became ill after an employee allegedly spiked his drink with meth and THC.
Tanis Ukena, 18, was arrested and charged with Surreptitious Administering of Poisonous Substance after security footage reportedly showed him bent over the officer's drink, according to KUTV. He is being held on $10,000 bail.
The officer was briefly hospitalized following the incident. He has not yet returned to duty.