An on-duty police officer in Topeka, Kansas, visited a local McDonald’s location, ordered a Dr. Pepper. He took a sip and immediately noticed something was wrong with his drink; it tasted awful.
He lifted the lid to find someone had seemingly poured mustard into the soda.
The employee responsible may have thought the prank targeting the officer was hilarious at the time — but he’s likely not laughing now.
The worker has reportedly been fired by McDonald’s and is now facing criminal charges for tampering with the officer’s drink.
The story went viral after the pro-police Kansas Going Blue Facebook page posted a photo of the drink in question:
This isn’t the first time a mustard-laced soda has been served to a police officer in Kansas, according to Fox News:
The incident comes just two weeks after a Kansas Highway patrol officer reported similar incident involving mustard in his soda.
The franchise owner of the north Topeka McDonald’s, Tom Dobski, told WIBW-TV the company is “shocked by the isolated actions of a single employee.” Dobski also made it clear that police officers are always welcome at McDonald’s restaurants.
The Topeka Police Department is conducting a criminal investigation into the incident and is getting full cooperation from Dobski.
The Topeka Police Department hadn’t responded to a request for comment at the time of publication.