SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A sick San Antonio cop was sacked after trying to give a homeless man a shit sandwich.
“This was a vile and disgusting act that violates our guiding principles of ‘treating all with integrity, compassion, fairness and respect,’ San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said in a statement.
The cop, Matthew Luckhurst, allegedly told a fellow officer in May that he had picked up some poop, placed on some bread and then put it in a Styrofoam container that he left next to a homeless man sleeping downtown, the San Antonio Express-News reported.
The other officer told Luckhurst that he should go back and throw the container away. Luckhurst went back to where the man was lying, although it is not clear if he did indeed discard the tainted sandwich.
The incident was eventually reported to the department’s internal affairs unit in July. Investigators were unable to locate the homeless man.
“Firing this officer was the right thing to do,” Mayor Ivy Taylor told the San Antonio paper. “His actions were a betrayal of every value we have in our community, and he is not representative of our great police force.”
A lawyer for Luckhurst, who was a five year veteran, said his client had only joked about giving a homeless man the sandwich, but denied actually doing it. The lawyer said Luckhurst planned to appeal his dismissal.