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Video: Burger King Manager Reportedly Fired After Saying Fallen South Carolina Officer "Got What He Deserved"

March 24, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Burger King Manager Reportedly Fired After Saying Fallen South Carolina Officer "Got What He Deserved"

The manager of an Upstate South Carolina Burger King who was accused of making an inappropriate comment following the death of Greenville Officer Allen Jacobs has reportedly been fired, but says the allegations against her are false.

A Greenville woman said on Facebook she went to the Burger King on Laurens Road and started speaking about the loss of Officer Jacobs to the cashier.

The woman said a worker (reportedly the manager) came over and said, "The cop got what he deserved, messing with these kids for no reason."

The customer said the Burger King's owner called to tell her that the manager had been fired.

WYFF News 4 also talked to the manager accused of making the comment.  The manager said she fired the cashier for insubordination.  The manager said she was fired Wednesday morning, but said she did not make the inappropriate comment.

"I feel like I'm the most hated person in Greenville, South Carolina, right now over a lie and over someone getting fired and felt like getting revenge by doing something like this. This is very hateful," the manager said.  "There's no way I would say something like that about anybody.  You know, 'they deserve to die.'  I would never say that.  It was never said.  All this is about is somebody getting terminated and trying to get revenge."

Jacobs was shot while investigating an incident regarding a known gang member, Deontea Mackey. Mackey then took his own life, according to police.

Burger King has issued a statement on the matter according to WSPA TV: We extend our condolences to the family of Officer Jacobs and the Greenville community. We are concerned about this incident and take these matters very seriously. The Franchise Owner, who independently owns and operates this restaurant, is launching an investigation in accordance with their personnel procedures.

 


Comments (8)

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bob retired leo @ 3/24/2016 5:23 PM

Looks like there is a 2 legged hamburger in that store. Glad she went out with trash.

Jack @ 3/24/2016 8:12 PM

I don't care for the comment and I won't eat at that restaurant, but the first amendment does say something about freedom of speech and their is no law against being as asshole.

Percy @ 3/24/2016 10:54 PM

The following comments were made by Joe Hoffman of the W Mifflin Police Dept.
He is still employed and is licensed to kill people.

Woman killed by Norfolk Police identified

"Just a thugette who was trying to scare others with a fake gun and then refused to comply with the lawful orders of the police. That kind of shit will get you killed"

Two robbery suspects killed in shootout with police

"I wish I knew the officers' names so I could send them all gift certificates to Dave and Buster's".

Off-duty Miramar detective fatally shoots burglary suspect during home break-in attempt, police say

"It just keeps getting better".

Off-duty LAPD officer finds burglars in his home, shoots them

Outstanding job, Lieutenant. You made those little bastards regret breaking into your home. I just wish you had been able to send all four of them to the morgue.
In any event, you deserve a promotion and double pay for this month.

"Now there's one less violent shithead in the world. I love it".

Percy @ 3/24/2016 11:00 PM

cont

Now there's one less violent shithead in the world. I love it.

There is no such thing as having too many guns, too many knives or too much ammunition in this line of work.

By the way patrolman Hoffman only comments on stories when those killed are black.
His FB page is littered with pictures of young black men bleeding out, or being torn apart at civil rights rallies. Shaved head and covered in tats he looks more like a criminal gang member than anyone who should have a gun a does he ever have a collection.

I suggested some time ago and included a link to his page, but none of you checked it out, I'm not surprised at all you are far too busy arresting postal workers for complaining about your driving skills. How can you arrest someone for resisting arrest. I'm just glad he lived, these type of interactions with young black men don't usually end well.

https://www.facebook.com/joe.hoffman.5477 Have a look.

Looks like 2 completely different sets of rules doesn't it?

Robert @ 3/25/2016 10:22 AM

Jack...but there is another side to this.
Most burger king employees are 'at will' (vs working under a contract)....this means they can basically be fired for any reason (unless specifically covered by the EEOC).
Making a stupid statement is not a covered clause in the EEOC...so the employee was perfectly within their rights to say something stupid (and heartless)...but the manager was also perfectly within their rights to terminate that person's employment.

OK then @ 3/25/2016 12:52 PM

I would think a cop dying while doing his or her job and a criminal dying during the commission of a crime wouldn't be compatible.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 3/29/2016 9:31 AM

This manager deserved to lose her job. I can't believe she said that. In customer service you never say offensive things like that. Percy, why can't a Police Officer, just like anyone else, yourself included, shoot someone who breaks into your home? You can.

GyMack @ 4/1/2016 8:13 PM

Hey Jack - use your First Amendment Right and tell your chief, that (s)he is a Bigoted POS.
Then let us know if you get to keep your job.

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