Story with "F***ing pig" on Kansas police officer's coffee cup from McDonald's turns out to be "fabricated" and the cop is fired
A story with an offensive writing “f***ing pig” on the Kansas cop’s cup of coffee from McDonald’s over the weekend received an unexpected continuation. Monday it became known that now already dismissed Kansas officer “fabricated” the story with McDonald’s coffee, according to Herington Police Chief Brian Hornaday.
"We found that McDonald's and its employees did not have anything whatsoever to do with this incident. This was completely and solely fabricated by a Herington police officer who is no longer employed with our agency," Hornaday said at a press conference.
The name of the officer is not identified. He’s been working for the Herington Police Department for only two months. As he himself later admitted during the investigation, the accusation “was meant to be a joke.”
"This is absolutely a black eye on law enforcement," Hornaday added. "I hope [the former officer] understands the magnitude of the black eye that this gives the law enforcement profession from coast to coast. None of us can be excluded from that."
Dana Cook, the owner of a McDonald's in Junction City, said in a written statement after the allegation was made that the store had video showing it couldn't have been an employee. Cook did not speculate at the time about who may have written the words.
“Hopefully, McDonald's will follow through with showing me the video that didn't exist when I met with them Saturday night," Hornaday initially told href="https://www.wibw.com/content/news/Herington-Chief-There-is-a-whole-lot-more-to-the-story-566567641.html" target="_blank">CBS affiliate WIBW, adding, "It doesn't appear this matter is going to be resolved anytime soon."
"This behavior has been, is and always will be wrong," Hornaday said in his Facebook post concerning the incident.