A video has gone viral of a cop after she filmed herself breaking down as she waited for her McDonald’s order of a McMuffin, as she claimed she felt “too nervous” to accept it.
An officer, who identified herself as Stacey, filmed herself as she felt emotional as she had experienced a delay in picking up her mobile order of a McMuffin, hashbrowns and a coffee.
The 15 year veteran of the force parked outside a McDonald’s in Richmond Hill, Savannah, and became teary-eyed as she waited for her order.
She said: “I hadn’t eaten in a while so I was kind of hungry. So I’m still waiting and I’m still waiting.”
Stacey claims that she was made to wait for a lengthy time at the window of the restaurant chain and then was informed she should “pull up”, as her food was not ready on time.
She then said that an employee came out, yet they only had her coffee.
She then told the McDonald’s employee: “I said, ‘Don’t bother with the food because right now I’m too nervous to take it.”
She continued: “It doesn’t matter how many hours I’ve been up. It doesn’t matter what I’ve done for anyone. Right now I’m too nervous to take a meal from McDonald’s because I can’t see it being made.”
In the wake of George Floyd’s death whilst in Minneapolis police custody, Stacey said that cops now need to be given a “break”, as law enforcement across the country faces intense scrutiny.
Stacey said: “I don’t know what’s going on with people nowadays, but please, just give us a break. Please just give us a break.
“I don’t know how much more I can take.”
so y’all can sympathize with a woman crying about having to wait for a mcmuffin but can’t sympathize with a woman who was murdered in her sleep???? america, explain. https://t.co/asT9kOFFFg
— baby jae 🌟 BLM (@altfrknj) June 17, 2020
Since the video has been shared to Twitter, it has racked up over three million views. Some who watched expressed their outrage at her treatment.
One wrote: “Stacey who has been a cop for 15 yrs went to @McDonalds She paid for it in advance and this is how she gets treated for being a cop … Come on America. We are better than this.”
Whilst others dubbed her ‘Officer Karen’, a name that has been given to white women who complain about harmless incidents.
Another Twitter user commented: “Black people are worried about getting killed in their sleep and cops are having nervous breakdowns about hash browns.
“Police officers need to be able to handle high pressure, life or death situations, and Stacey has gone viral because her McMuffin was late.”
In other news, a Black Lives Matter activist has been found dead. She had tweeted that she had been sexually assaulted and then did not respond to any concerned messages. There is currently a police investigation underway.