McDonalds Employee Refuses Service To Medics, Thought They Were Cops

McDonald's in Madeira Beach fired the employee who told two Sunstar paramedics that she didn't serve people with badges.

Madeira Beach, FL – A McDonald’s employee has been fired after she refused service to two paramedics and told them they didn’t serve people with badges at that fast food restaurant.

Sunstar Paramedic Anthony Quinn took to social media on Wednesday to express his opinion on the treatment he and his partner received at the McDonald’s on 150th Avenue in Madeira Beach, Newsweek reported.

"I walk into McDonald's just to use the bathroom and an employee goes we don't accept officers in here," Quinn wrote.

"I tell her I'm not an officer. She then says anyone with a badge. Then says it to my partner as he walks in to order food, says we don't serve your kind here,” the story continued.

"Just insane how people are," Quinn concluded.

Caspers Company, the entity which owns that McDonald’s location, investigated and determined that the allegations made by the paramedics were, in fact, true, WFTS reported.

The company reached out to Quinn and his partner with an apology and fired the offending employee, Newsweek reported.

“We are aware of the unfortunate incident that took place at one of our restaurants last night,” Caspers said in a statement. “We, like you, were upset and disappointed and took immediate action. The employee has been terminated.”

“What occurred does not reflect the values of our brand, our franchise, or the love and admiration we have demonstrated consistently for our friends in law enforcement and first responders. We have reached out to offer our sincerest apology,” the statement read.

WFTS reported that they had reached out to Sunstar and Quinn for their reactions to how Caspers Company handled the unfortunate incident, but had not received any responses.

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geekay17
geekay17

And they want $15 an hour? Ridiculous

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspect.More Fergerson Effect. The police baiting of Black Lies Matter, Obama and other "liberal" politicians, the Corrupt Liberal News Media an the NFL has its consequences.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Newsworthy? Yes. Handled Appropriately by McDonald's? Yes. Personally I would have asked to speak to the manager first, but the situation was handled. Nothing to see here, move along now

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I wonder what the police did to make this individual so angry? Maybe a policeman accused her of taking a bite out of his McChicken.

roscoeswat
roscoeswat

If I were not retired, I would never eat at a public food spot while in uniform or in a vehicle that was marked or otherwise noticeable as a law enforcement vehicle. Too many crazy, irresponsible people who would be willing to contaminate my food.

JBo
JBo

She's too stupid to realize that an EMT's only job is to save lives...even hers.

NotACop
NotACop

Funny that people are still good and decent enough to believe that someone has to have a reason or had something done to them to be hateful or rude. Too many are that way because someone else told them they should be, that it's cool, trendy or some kind of virtue to be childish and nasty.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

Show this A-Hole's picture, Let's make them Famous

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

So are LEOs...EVEN HERS

Dot200
Dot200

She showed them didn't she, huh boogers allday

hleinen
hleinen

and that's why I always wore a cover jacket in a restaurant.

RunCop
RunCop

Wanna bet it was a certain ethnic?

MGM2
MGM2

Maybe she can finally get that dream job she had been hoping for so hard. McDs was holding her back from what she really wanted to do, scrub toilets and clean up after people. Good luck.

robwinters
robwinters

This has gone too far. When any first responder is afraid of retaliation of someone spitting in their food, and much worse, it is time to remind these morons that there are laws to protect the entire public not just uniformed personnel. As a former LEO in four jurisdictions, Firefighter-Paramedic, Deputy Director of volunteer EMS, environmental/sanitation Health official, and now retired attorney (and occasional judge) I say it is time to use the law to protect us all. Adulteration of food is a FEDERAL crime and often a state crime. If you go into a restaurant ask for a manager and place your order with them insisting that they prepare the food themselves from start to finish; and walk with them if necessary. I'm not saying that my next suggestion is the best way, but if you have probable cause why should you not consider this a crime scene? Tape off the entire place, uniformed officers preventing anyone from entering and leaving until an investigation is completed? You'd do it for the ordinary John/Jane Doe wouldn't you, so why not you? Did you give up your citizenship and protections of the law because you put on a uniform of any kind? I didn't think so either. Oh, one more thing. Not all lawyers are money-grubbing shysters... file a lawsuit under any theory a lawyer thinks best. Folks, we have already earned the respect; don't let some punk steal it from us in a juvenile hissy fit.

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

"We don't serve your kind here" … uh, what kind is that Shaniqua, the kind that comes to patch your stupid ass up when you get shot or stabbed by Tyrone or Jamal. What a moron.

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

You know you have failed as a manager when one of your minimum wage employees thinks they have the authority to refuse service to … well, f##king anyone.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

All these idiotic employees, who do this need to be FIRED immediately!!! If I would ever be treated like this by an employee now or before (active or retired), I would make the biggest splash ever! Absurd!!!!

Michael A. Katz
Michael A. Katz

Did Caspers Company handle this appropriately? Yes and no. First of all, I would have fired the manager too for not properly training his employees. This incident should never have happened to start with and knowing the history of this type of incident happening at McDonald's all over the country, I'm sure McDonald's has issued directives to all of it's franchises about this practice. So I'll ask again, did Caspers Company handle this Appropriately?

bryantrent
bryantrent

What is a matter with Mc Dondalds

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Ignorant fucking McDonald’s workers who “think” they know how to act. But then again, there’s a reason they’re working at McDonalds

cbtry
cbtry

Time to start telling us who the person is! This would go along way to stop this conduct.

Michael A. Katz
Michael A. Katz

@robwinters Well Said Sir

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

I wonder if they will be the ones to respond when she ODs.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Dindu Nuthin and sister, Neverdone Nuthin and cousin Neverdid Nuthin all worked there based on recommendations from Auntie Couldntdu Nuthin ....and Uncle Drew......until they were all let go for not doing the job.

Red Neck
Red Neck

Those that do this should be "Blackballed"...rendered unemployable. Know telling what else they did to food of others not caught!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Sad situation. What's up with people these days???Rediculous!👎

Enough already
Enough already

Not only should an employee that pulls this BS get fired their name and picture should be posted on a billboard. Everyone needs to know who these stupid, ignorant fools are.

Buzz17
Buzz17

How would the black community respond if they were the ones being treated this way by whites??? When people start to look at the facts only instead of their own prejudices--& every ethnic group has its own prejudices including blacks--then we'll all be a whole lot better off!

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

I don't know @Burgers Allday, you honestly believe this is fair treatment because you save lives or protect citizens? You throw yourself out there for public humiliation and mockery?

alicefae
alicefae

Not the brightest lil lite in the sky.

KC Racing
KC Racing

Think about it if you're old enough. A black person walks into a McDonalds in the 50s. White kid says "we don't serve your type here." Does this bigoted adolescent not see they have turned the tables in a world that no longer sees that as acceptable. So sad there are youth of today are seeds growing that contain the hate and vile meanness of yesterday.

Mic911
Mic911

In Pinellas county, where Maderia Beach is located, you can tell the difference between medics and LEO's. Not to mention the fact that medics have patches on their uniforms stating they are National certified paramedics and the badge as well. Thes dumbass kids want $15 an hour...lmao!!! When I was their age I was making $1 an hour and did not complain at all, I was happy to have a job and having it teach me responsibility...which a lot of these snowflake millenials do not have today!

Musicray
Musicray

Glad they fired her!! Deserves more than that..

Bonneville Kid
Bonneville Kid

None of the national news stories on this situation have named the fired employee. I'm sure the former employer wont name her for fear of a lawsuit. I guess we have to wait till she brags about it on social media to find out who she is.

MamaDxo
MamaDxo

Good job to Casper's! More companies should fire these disrespectful morons on the spot! Maybe then, these fools would see that disrespect for law enforcement will NOT be tolerated!

Funny_Farm
Funny_Farm

If these paramedics had been black or hispanic, this would be called ‘racism’ ...but since they’re probably white, its supposed to be acceptable? Such BS, such double-standards

Lochemet
Lochemet

That's a good one. They don't like cops and don't even know what they look like!

fuzz2239
fuzz2239

I would like to know the mental state of the employee. What was the background in their life, education, street credit, poverty or just hate of authority? Or just hate of any badge from some previous confrontation.

JPL153
JPL153

Ok Mickie D's let's play their game, a quick look at their Facistbook page to determine their take on LEO's, then decide on hiring them.

NoBackupNearby
NoBackupNearby

"Then says it to my partner as he walks in to order food, says we don't serve your kind here," Sooooo.....I wonder what her kind was...

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

All this BS started with PO HUSSEIN OBAMA and his radical left buddies!

Don’t forget his buddy BILL AYERS founder of the Weather Underground and his wife Bernadine Dorn both were involved in the Brinks Robbery in NY where Officer “Chipper” Brown and Sgt. OGrady were murdered by the fleeing scumbags!

Red Jam
Red Jam

They want $15.00 an hour but can’t tell the difference between a Policeman and a EMT. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 LMAO Should not happen to anyone especially not first responders.

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

One day, my sector partner and I were having lunch in the courtyard of a local church in one of my sectors. It was a weekday and there was no one in or around the church. The paster pullls up in his mustang convertible and asked us what we were doing there. He was with his father who was the mayor of a neighboring City. I told him we're having lunch. He said we weren't invited. I told him don't worry we won't come for anything including calls for service. I also told him what a nice news story it would be for a local pastor to kick out two Police officer's having lunch at the church. He practically chased me down to apologise. I later ran his tag and found his license was suspended. I hunted him for a while but never saw him driving again.

maxx1676
maxx1676

Any pictures of the person that refused to serve these heros??

terrrianda2$$
terrrianda2$$

I NOTICE THE ARTICLE PURPOSELY DID NOT MENTION THE NAME OF THE WOMAN AND THEY SHOULD HAVE , SHE WORKED FOR THE PUBLIC WE HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO KNOW . POOR WRITING IF THEY DONT GIVE ALL THE FACTS SUCH AS A NAME .

littlemike
littlemike

Know what they say to cops (and fire and EMS) at Chick-Fil-A? "That'll be 50% off!"