A McDonald's employee was caught by management tampering with food that was being prepared for a police officer.
The employee was taken into custody at a local sheriff's office as soon as authorities were made aware of the incident. In 2017 the suspect alleged that police used excessive force during an encounter.
“Don’t lie to me, that’s a girl’s name. What is your name?” Tatyana Hargrove was mistaken for a wanted man by police. pic.twitter.com/F1GryeTBTc
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The incident with tampering with a police officer's food occurred at a McDonald's in Bakersfield, California, according to a report from ABC 23. Police booked her on one felony account of tampering with food. Restaurant management discovered the incident after reviewing footage and as soon as they found out they turned the footage over to authorities.
More on the story from Fox News:
In a press release obtained by ABC 23, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said that they obtained video footage of Tatyana Hargrove tampering with the food. Based on the footage, her actions appeared to be intentional.
It has not been revealed what exactly Hargrove did to the food, but the Bakersfield Police Department confirmed to Bakersfield.com that a BPD officer was involved in the incident.
In 2017, Hargrove sued the city of Bakersfield, alleging excessive force and civil rights violations after she was reportedly mistaken for a male suspect. ABC 23 reports that officers looking for a male suspect who was 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed 160 pounds approached Hargrove, who is 5 feet 2 inches tall and 120 pounds.
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McDonald's owner Jim Abbate released a statement to Fox News:
"I want to ensure our customers and law enforcement that the behavior exhibited by the individual involved in this incident does not represent my values nor those of my McDonald’s business. When we found out about this disturbing incident, we quickly notified the police. We are cooperating with their investigation and want law enforcement to know they are always welcome at McDonald’s."
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Tampering with someone's food is as low as it gets. Luckily she was caught doing the despicable act and is facing consequences for it.