After a story emerged about a McDonald’s employee in Virginia refusing to serve an officer in uniform, the firm launched an investigation into the employee’s conduct. According to Cathy Naff’s Facebook post, her husband, Scott Naff, a police veteran who had just completed a thirteen-hour shift, went inside McDonald’s to order food while on his way home from work.
Cathy said, “My husband just got home from working a 13 hour day to share a story with me that has left me completely shocked. Around 7:00 tonight, he took a small break and went to the drive-through of the McDonald’s at Parham Road and Route 1. 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. 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. 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. As my husband pulled around the building, a gentleman who was in the McDonalds at the time approached his car and told my husband how he had never seen anything like this. He said the guy had told the manager that she could fire him, but he wasn’t going to ‘serve the police.’ 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. I know that we will never visit this McDonald’s again! 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.”
McDonald’s rapidly responded to the event and released a statement.
“At our restaurants, we are dedicated to serving all of our customers, including the police officers who protect and serve our communities,” they said in a statement, according to Blue Lives Matter. “We are conducting a full investigation into this matter and will take appropriate actions.”
The next day, Cathy and her spouse were in touch with the restaurant and discovered that the employee had been fired for failing to serve a police officer.