Officer says restaurant worker refused to serve him

- A police officer in Florida says a McDonald's worker refused to serve him.

The chief of the Palm Bay Police Department said he met with members of McDonald's regional management team, at the restaurant where one of his officers claims he was initially refused service, because he was a cop. 

On Friday, Lt. Tim Lancaster wrote on a Facebook post that he paid for his order, but when the uniformed officer said he went to the second window to pick it up, the employee allegedly refused to give it to him, and instead, gave it to a co-worker who then gave Lt. Lancaster his order.  He went onto write that the clerk told him that co-worker refuses to serve cops. 

McDonald's said they were working with the police department.

"The police department has expressed our concerns over the incident and will support our officers when they are not treated appropriately or singled out because of their profession," said Palm Bay Police Chief James Rogers, in a statement. "Our hope is that our community and businesses recognize the importance of supporting our police officers as we support them."

McDonald's confirmed that they met with Chief Rogers. They would not say whether they are investigating, or whether they plan to take any action against the employee. 

Palm Bay Police said that, after the meeting, they do not intend to pursue the matter any further.  

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