A police officer was refused service by a McDonalds worker this week, when he showed up on his lunch break to the restaurant.
Scott Naff, a 25-year police veteran ordered his food at the Drvie-Thru. He was in his full police uniform at the time. When he pulled up to the window to get his food, the employee took one look up at him and walked away.
Naff then overheard the employee tell another, “I ain’t servin’ no police.”
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, arrived at the restaurant while on a break during a shift, the Richmond Times Dispatch reported.
The incident was made public by Cathy Naff, the officer’s wife, who wrote about it in a social media post which was widely shared.
“He was in uniform and his police vehicle,” Cathy Naff said, according to WSOC. “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.”
According to the account, the member of staff came to the window again and said to him, “I ain’t serving no police.” They then closed the service hatch at the drive through.
Naff was served by another employee several minutes later. He then left the restaurant with his wife.
The owner of the McDonald’s franchise said “appropriate action” was taken in response to the report, but no further details were provided. The restaurant was committed to serving everyone, a statement said, “including all authority figures who protect our wildlife and natural resources.”
“We regret this situation as it goes against our standards of providing a welcoming experience to everyone, and we have taken the appropriate action to resolve this situation,” the statement added, according to the Times Dispatch.Cathy Naff placed blame on the employer, arguing that they should have provided training to the worker.
“This situation is about how a law enforcement officer was treated by an employee of a local establishment who should have been trained by their employer and properly supervised on how to treat their customers,” added Cathy Naff. “My husband is one of the great guys and would have never treated this young man disrespectfully.”
Scott Naff said he was unable to speak about the incident.
The manager of that McDonalds did report that the employee who disrespected the officer was fired.