Herington, Kansas Police Chief Brian Hornaday said on Monday evening that one of his officers admitted he himself wrote “fucking pig” on his own McDonald’s cup, not a McDonald’s employee as he originally claimed on Saturday.
“This was completely and solely fabricated by a Herington police officer who is no longer employed with our agency,” the chief announced during a press conference.
The unidentified officer said the incident was “meant to be a joke,” said Hornaday, who declined to name the officer “due to the matter being a personnel issue.”
Hornaday told reporters that the hoax “has been an obvious violation of that public trust.”
“Now, this is absolutely a black eye on law enforcement,” the police chief said. “I truly hope that the former officer of the Herington Police Department that did this, I hope he understands the magnitude of the black eye that this gives the law enforcement profession from coast to coast.”