Yossi Gallo was kicked out of a McDonald's restaurant along with the homeless man (pictured) he had bought food for. Picture: Yossi Gallo
Yossi Gallo was kicked out of a McDonald's restaurant along with the homeless man (pictured) he had bought food for. Picture: Yossi Gallo

Booted from Macca’s for kind act

VIDEO has captured the shocking moment a police officer kicked a good Samaritan out of McDonald's after he bought a homeless man a meal.

The clip was posted on social media by Yossi Gallo who had bought the food for the unknown man in the fast food restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, The Sun reported.

Mr Gallo said he saw the homeless man across the street and even though he didn't ask for food, he brought him into the restaurant to eat.

However, upon entering, Mr Gallo told WMBF News that the cashier told the homeless man, "you're not getting food."

Myrtle Beach Police Department said in a statement staff had contacted them to remove the homeless man as he was asking for money in the parking lot and, upon arriving at the establishment, cops were approached by staff who told them the man was in the restaurant.

Mr Gallo said he couldn't believe what he was seeing so he started recording the incident on his phone.

In the clip, which has had more than one million shares on social media, the police officer tells the man: "After you're done eating, you have to leave and you can't come back."

A police officer made the homeless man get up and leave as Mr Gallo filmed everything. Picture: Yossi Gallo
A police officer made the homeless man get up and leave as Mr Gallo filmed everything. Picture: Yossi Gallo

Turning to restaurant staff, Mr Gallo says: "You guys suck, he didn't even ask me for food. I brought him in from outside.

"I'll never be back here again."

A staff member then approaches Mr Gallo, telling him to "calm his voice" and accusing him of being disorderly, before asking the police officer to also remove him from the restaurant.

When Mr Gallo asks if he can finish his food first or get a refund, the cop responds: "That's not me, I am not civil court.

"If he wants you removed, you have to go.

The police officer said: “I am the law, you need to get your stuff and go.
The police officer said: “I am the law, you need to get your stuff and go." Picture: Yossi Gallo

"I'm asking you nicely, I'm not here to argue with you. I am the law, you need to get your stuff and leave."

After being escorted by police from the restaurant, Mr Gallo calls to the homeless man: "Come, I'll buy you food somewhere else."

Turning to the police officer he says: "You know what you're doing is wrong, deep inside you know that."

The incident happened at a McDonald's restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Picture: Yossi Gallo
The incident happened at a McDonald's restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Picture: Yossi Gallo

Joel Pellicci, Jr., the owner of the McDonald's where the incident happened, told WMBF News: "At my restaurant, the goal is to provide our customers with a positive and welcoming experience each time they visit.

"Unfortunately, the individual in this video has a history of disruptive behaviour and has been asked to leave by management and police on several occasions."

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission.


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