An employee at a Florida McDonald’s has been terminated after he repeatedly hurled a racial slur at a customer.
Facebook user Ariana Edmonds said her cousin sent her a video of what he experienced. It begins halfway through the incident that occurred at the restaurant’s drive-thru in Spring Hill, Fla., last week. In it, a Black customer repeatedly states the worker, “Just called me a n—er! He called me a n—er! He called me a n—er!
“I don’t care,” the employee replies from behind the window. “I don’t give a f—.”
“I got you on camera! World Star!” the customer shouts as the worker appears to mock him from behind the glass. Next to the offending employee, another one, who is a woman, is on the phone with local law enforcement.
“You’re getting fired! You’re getting fired! You’re getting fired!” the customer shouts continuously. By this time, the manager — another woman — has shown up. All the workers are white.
“You have your car in my drive-thru, n—er! You wanna get f—ed up? I will f— you up you up you f—ing n—er!” the male employee yells back.
“You’re getting fired! You’re getting fired! You’re getting fired! You’re getting fired too ’cause you’re a manager! You’re supposed to handle this differently!”
Meanwhile, the worker continues to talk to the police on the phone. She says the anonymous customer “threatened to kill my manager” and “pulled my window open.”
As it turns out, only the male employee who hurled racial slurs at the man wound up losing his job.
A statement issued to The Washington Post Monday, Jan. 14, from the franchise’s owner confirmed as much. However, the other two employees in the video did not face any discipline.
“I am aware of the incident involving one of my employees earlier this week,” Javier Ilias said in a statement. “The disturbance with the customer prompted our management team to call the police right away; and we did an immediate investigation on this matter. This behavior goes against the values and standards that I expect from employees in my restaurants. This employee displayed improper and unacceptable conduct and is no longer with the company.”
The customer in the clip has not been identified according to The Post, but Ilias’ spokesperson said he was not charged with a crime.
This is the second racial incident in as many weeks at a McDonald’s in the Sunshine State. Daniel Taylor was arrested at a St. Petersburg earlier this month after he yanked a black employee named Yasmine James over the counter and kicked another before leaving the eatery. He was charged with two counts of simple battery as a result.