Officer quits after falsely claiming McDonald’s wrote ‘pig’ on his cup

A police officer has resigned after falsely claiming that McDonald’s staff had written the words “f****** pig” on his coffee cup.

A picture of the cup, supposedly given to the officer on his way to work, went viral after being posted on Facebook by one of his bosses, police chief Brian Hornaday.

But the owner of the McDonald’s restaurant in Junction City, Kansas, firmly rejected claims that one of their staff was responsible and said security footage proved the words were not written on the premises.

In the now-removed Facebook post, Mr Hornaday wrote: “Thus behaviour has been, is and always will be wrong.”

He later said he trusted the allegations were true because “it would be foolish of any law enforcement agency or professional to not take the word of their police officer”.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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