A Florida fast food employee has reportedly been fired after a cop said he saw an old receipt with a racist word at the top.
The State Highway Patrol trooper told WKMG that he didn't see the word on the Orlando Wendy's receipt at first, but when he did he was appalled.
"If my kids were here eating dinner, and I had to show them this receipt or say they saw it?" said the trooper about ticket that had the "N" word printed above his burger order.
The trooper said the employee was perfectly kind to him, which unnerves him even more.
"He was very cordial with me, and that really shocked me because I thought for sure that if this is sitting here for an hour or however long it was, how is he going to treat me?" the trooper said.
Upon investigating the incident, the franchise owner told WKMG that the receipt wasn't specifically for the trooper.
"While this receipt wasn't directed toward anyone in particular, we take this very seriously and find the language to be offensive and not in line with our values. This was a terrible judgment call by one of our employees, it's completely unacceptable and we no longer employ this individual," the franchise owner said in a statement.
The trooper worried about who might have seen the word other than himself.
"My 6-year-old is learning to read and the first thing he would say is, 'What is this word?'" he said.