McDonald's worker fired after allegedly putting mustard in an officer's drink

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Published: Nov. 29, 2016 at 8:55 AM EST
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A McDonald's employee in Topeka, Kansas is out of a job and could face criminal charges after police say he put mustard in a cop's drink.

The alleged incident happened Friday night when the officer went through the drive-thru. The officer ordered a Dr. Pepper and discovered mustard had been mixed in. The Facebook group Kansas GOING BLUE posted a photo of the mustard in the pop saying, "a McDonald's here in Kansas just served a Law Enforcement Officer on duty a Dr. Pepper with Mustard in a drive thru order. This is extremely unacceptable!!"

The owners of that McDonald's franchise in Topeka were shocked to learn about the incident and fired the employee. They issued the following statement:

"All customers, including local law enforcement officers who protect and serve our communities, are always welcome at our restaurants. Immediately upon learning of this complaint, we began our own internal investigation to gather the facts. We are shocked by the isolated actions of a single employee. This employee no longer works for our organization. We proudly support police officers and all divisions of first responders at our restaurants across northeast Kansas."

The District Attorney's Office is opening a criminal investigation into the matter. A similar incident happened two weeks ago to a highway patrol trooper at the same McDonald's location.