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.