Several social media users are calling for a McDonald’s employee in Detroit to be fired after he was caught on camera chucking cold water at a homeless man.
In the clip (video below), a McDonald’s employee is seen tempting a homeless man with a hamburger.
“Hey Willy, come here, do you want a sandwich,” the employee is heard saying. “Come on man, I'm going to give you a sandwich man, come on man.”
But when the homeless man goes up to the drive thru window, the employee quickly puts the sandwich away and chucks a cup of water at him. The customer filming the video is heard laughing at the homeless man.
The video has been viewed more than 20,000 times since it was uploaded on YouTube on Nov. 7. Many users expressed their outrage and called for McDonald’s to take action against the employee.
“Baits him over with food only to humiliate a man who already has nothing,” wrote one user. “If they don't fire this morally bankrupt punk there's something wrong.”
Another commenter expressed his concern for the homeless man’s health.
“This is Detroit in November,” he wrote. “You soak some poor homeless dude at night like that... hypothermia is a VERY real possibility if he has no access to an adequate heat source or shelter.”
“How much of an arsehole must you be to throw water in the face of someone who is old, hungry, cold and homeless,” questioned another.
McDonald’s has not released any official statements regarding the incident at this time.