A police officer, whose name has been withheld, recently resigned after it was discovered that he lied about McDonald’s employees writing the word ‘pig’ on his coffee cup, according to The New York Times. The officer admitted to fabricating the story that went viral on Facebook of his being insulted by the employees of McDonald’s. The post surrounded the allegation by the officer that a nasty slur was written on his coffee cup when he received his order.
Just recently, McDonald’s shared a video that proved the innocence of their employees. When the video was brought to the attention of the officer, he immediately resigned and stated that he only lied about the incident for the purposes of making a joke. “I hope he understands the magnitude of the black eye this gives the law enforcement profession from coast to coast,” stated Brian Hornaday, the department’s police chief.