McDonald’s worker, 22, faces 20 years behind bars after being charged with ‘pouring peroxide-based cleaner into cop’s drink’
- Trevor Hockaday allegedly put ‘four little squirts’ of the cleaner in the drink
- The deputy became ill a short while after visiting the restaurant in Iola, Kansas
- Hockaday was arrested on September 12 after a co-worker went to police
- He is now facing one count of aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer
Trevor Hockaday (pictured) has been charged after allegedly pouting a peroxide-based cleaner into an officer’s drink
A McDonald’s worker has been charged after allegedly pouting a peroxide-based cleaner into an officer’s drink.
Trevor Hockaday, 22, is facing one count of aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer after the incident in Kansas earlier this month, KOAM reports.
Authorities say Hockaday, of Iola, was working at a branch of the fast food chain when he put a peroxide-based cleaner in the Allen County deputy’s drink.
The deputy picked up food and drink – an iced tea or a Coca Cola – while going through the restaurant’s drive-thru and experienced flu-like symptoms a short time later, according to the Wichita Eagle.
Hockaday was arrested on September 12 during the ongoing police investigation into the case.
If convicted of the felony charge, he faces 20 years behind bars.
Allen County Sheriff Bryan Murphy told the Eagle that Hockaday allegedly added ‘four little squirts’ of a cleaner that is used at the restaurant to wipe down counters.
He added that one of Hockaday’s co-workers came forward to investigators.
‘[The officer] thought he caught the bug, but we found out two weeks later when an employee came forward and told the police department,’ Murphy said.
The deputy picked up food and drink – an iced tea or a Coca Cola – while going through the McDonald’s drive-thru. Stock photo
Glen Nichols, the owner of the local McDonald’s, said the chain is working with police on the case.
‘In our restaurants, nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our customers,’ he told WOAM.
‘We are very disappointed by the allegations made regarding the behavior of one of our former crew members.
‘This kind of behavior goes against our food safety standards and is not tolerated.’