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McDonald's employee fired for swearing at Illinois state trooper in drive-thru line

This is an exterior shot of a McDonald's in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.
This is an exterior shot of a McDonald's in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. AP

A McDonald's employee who allegedly swore at an Illinois State Police officer using the drive-thru at a Normal location Monday has been fired.

Franchise owners Jack Millan and Mikel Petro told the Herald and Review in Decatur that they terminated the employee as soon as they verified who it was.

The incident blew up on social media Monday after a woman posted that her sister, the Illinois state trooper, went to the McDonald's, in full uniform and driving her squad car, to order lunch in the drive-thru, according to the Herald and Review report.

When the officer went to pay, the employee said, "I just have to say this to you: (Expletive) the police!"

The officer drove to the next window to pick up her food and saw all the workers inside laughing, the Herald and Review reported. The officer threw the food away and called the McDonald's corporate office.

Petro contacted the officer to apologize, Millan told the Herald and Review.

"This is not who we are and goes against everything we stand for," Millan told the newspaper. "Unfortunately, we cannot control what goes on in their minds, but we can absolutely react to their behaviors and did so as quickly as we could in this case."

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