McDonald’s worker fired after throwing water on homeless man in prank caught on video

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DETROIT -- A McDonald's employee in Detroit who pretended to hand a homeless man food from the drive-thru window but tossed a cup of water on him instead has been fired, the Detroit Free Press reported.

The employee was fired amid outrage after a video of the incident went viral.

The video, which was shot by someone in a vehicle at the drive-thru window, shows the employee calling the elderly homeless man over and offering a free sandwich.

The homeless man, who the employee calls "Willie" refuses at first but when he finally approaches, the employee throws a cup of water on him.

"Why'd you do that?" Willie asks.

The owner of the McDonald's on Grand River confirmed the employee's termination in a statement:

"I am very disturbed by the inappropriate behavior of this employee," said McDonald's franchisee Wise Finley. "This type of behavior is not tolerated in my organization. I expect my employees to treat everyone with dignity and respect, and this was unacceptable. This individual no longer works for my organization."