A Kansas police chief who called out a local McDonald’s — after one of his officers claimed he was served a cup of coffee with a vulgar and insulting message attached — said Monday the officer has resigned after fabricating the incident.
Herington Police Chief Brian Hornaday confirmed the unnamed officer made up the story about being given a coffee cup with “F—–g pig” written on it. The incident caused a stir on social media over the weekend and resulted in criticism of the fast-food giant.
“This was completely and solely fabricated by a Herington police officer who is no longer with our agency,” Hornaday said during a Monday news conference. “Moving forward, the Herington Police Department will work tirelessly to regain to loss of trust with both McDonald’s and with the citizens that we serve.”
Hornaday also said the unnamed officer was 23 and had been with the department for just two months. He called the incident a “black-eye for law enforcement” and said no criminal charges were expected to be filed.