McDonald’s worker fired for allegedly putting mustard in police officer’s drink

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TOPEKA, Kan. — A McDonald’s employee who allegedly put mustard into a Kansas police officer’s drink has been fired.

On Sunday, Facebook group Kansas GOING BLUE posted a picture of a McDonald’s drink with mustard squirted in it.

The post read, “a McDonald’s here in Kansas just served a law enforcement officer on duty a Dr. Pepper with Mustard in a drive-thru order. This is extremely unacceptable!! According to the manager, this happened before with a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper. Maybe we should all remind them of the Taco Bell incident that happened in Newton. #McDonalds #KansasGoingBlue.”

Supervisor Gary Vaughn told KSNT the same thing happened several weeks ago and that the issue has been handled internally.

McDonald’s released a statement regarding the incident:

All customers, including local law enforcement officers who protect and serve our communities, are always welcome at our restaurants. Immediately upon learning of this complaint, we began our own internal investigation to gather the facts. We are shocked by the isolated actions of a single employee.  This employee no longer works for our organization. We proudly support police officers and all divisions of first responders at our restaurants across northeast Kansas.

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