A McDonald’s worker from Iola, Kansas is being charged after he allegedly spiked a police officer’s beverage with a peroxide-based cleaning solution earlier this month.
As if being a police officer isn’t already hard enough, right? Each and every day these individuals take to the streets never knowing if this shift will be their last, if they’ll be able to come home and see their loved ones again, and then they get treated like this by the very public they are supposed to protect.
According to KOAM-TV, authorities charged Trevor Hockaday, 22, with one count of aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer in connection with the alleged incident.
Hockaday was reportedly working at the Allen County McDonald’s that day when a deputy pulled through the drive-thru to pick up take-out food.
A short time later, the unidentified officer began experiencing flu-like symptoms.
The station reported that Hockaday’s charge is a level 3 person felony, and, if convicted, Hockaday could face anywhere from 55 months to 247 months, depending on previous criminal history.
The investigation is ongoing.
Store manager Glen Nichols issued the following statement:
“In our restaurants, nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our customers,” Nichols said. “We are very disappointed by the allegations made regarding the behavior of one of our former crew members.
“This kind of behavior goes against our food safety standards and is not tolerated,” Nichols’ statement continued. “Our organization will take all appropriate measures to gather facts and will work closely with authorities in their investigation.”
According to Allen County Sheriff Bryan Murphy, the deputy ordered his soft drink and then later experienced symptoms. The officer believed he had caught some sort of stomach bug, but an employee later came forward and told police what happened.
This sort of garbage is sickening. You can disagree with the police and how law enforcement procedures are carried out if you want, but actively attempting to harm someone like that is inexcusable.
Thanks to the Internet, there are a million and one ways for you to share your thoughts and opinions on topics and issues important to you. Try to win hearts and minds by level headed discussion, presentation of facts, and debate. Not through violence or harming others, especially those tasked to serve and protect.
What if something really bad had happened to this officer and the station was short staffed? If someone who needed an officer called, perhaps it would take longer for them to arrive and by then it would be too late. These people never stop to think of these things because they’re too self-absorbed.
Let’s hope the book gets thrown at this employee.
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