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Taco Bell employee writes expletive, offensive term on officer's bag


HOUSTON – A Taco Bell franchise offered an apology to a police officer after a former employee wrote offensive words on the officer’s food-order bag.

The incident happened Wednesday after a Houston police officer stopped at a Taco Bell at 8919 Spring Cypress Road for a quick meal.

The officer took a picture of the offensive writing on the bottom of the bag, which referred to the officer as a “pig.”

"The officer was extremely upset when he saw that on his bag," said Joseph Gamaldi, vice president, Houston Police Officers Union.

Gamaldi told KPRC2 the union contacted Taco Bell, which then apologized to the officer. Taco Bell confirmed to KPRC2 Thursday that the employee had been fired following the incident.

Taco Bell released the following statement after the incident:

“B&G Food Enterprises, the franchise owner of this Spring, Texas location, and Taco Bell in no way endorse this sentiment. We are deeply appreciative of the men and women who serve and protect our communities and our country. The franchisee does not tolerate discrimination in any way, and in the course of the investigation has terminated the employee involved. B&G Food has contacted the officer and the Houston Police Officers Union to apologize directly and assure them of their ongoing support of law enforcement.”