The wife of a Virginia cop claims her husband was denied service when he tried to buy a meal while in uniform on the way home after a shift.
Cathy Naff said her husband, Scott, went to the fast-food store on Parham Road in Henrico at the end of a 13-hour shift last Thursday, and what allegedly happened next left her ‘completely shocked’.
‘He was in uniform and his police vehicle. He paid for his food and drove forward to the next window. The young man who was working that window looked at him and backed away from the window mouthing something to my husband,’ Naff wrote on Facebook.
‘My husband couldn’t hear him since the window was closed. The guy finally walked to the window and slid it open. My husband told him that he couldn’t hear him and the guy said “I ain’t serving no police” and closed the window.
‘The guy proceeded to tell everyone in McDonald’s, including the manager, that he was not going to serve the police.’
She continued: ‘The employees stared at my husband trying to figure out what they should do….. after all he had paid for his food but no one wanted to give it to him.
‘Finally one guy brought it over to him without a single word.’
Naff went on to say another diner in the store saw her husband – who works with the Game and Inland Fisheries department – and ran up to his as he was driving away and said he had ‘never seen anything like’ what allegedly happened.
She then directed her anger towards the manager of the store, typing furiously: ‘The manager did nothing to help the situation and wasn’t even the person who brought him his food.
‘It’s amazing that people can act this way but even more shocking that the manager allowed him to continue on with his antics.’
After threatening to never visit the McDonald’s again, Naff added: ‘This is such an eye opener for me as to what the people who protect us have to go through on a daily basis.
‘Please pray for the men and women who serve and protect us and put their lives on the line for us each and every day.
‘The bottom line is that we shouldn’t treat anyone…..uniform or not in the manner this McDonald’s has been treating people. Every person should be treated with respect!’
Naff’s post has been shared more than 3,600 times, and there are more than 2,000 comments on it – many joining in to attack the store and the worker.
In the wake of the alleged incident, the store took action against the staff member who in accused of not serving the office.
Freda Thornton, the franchise owner, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch: ‘We regret this situation as it goes against our standards of providing a welcoming experience to everyone.
‘We have taken the appropriate action to resolve this situation.’
Scott Naff told the Times-Dispatch he was not able to speak about the matter, but said his wife speaks on his behalf.
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