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Morehead City woman allegedly finds swastika carved into McDonald's chicken sandwich

Charleigh Matice reportedly found a swastika etched in butter on the bun of her sandwich.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   Aug. 11, 2014 at 9:53 AM

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A North Carolina woman who went through the drive-thru at a Morehead City McDonald's reportedly found a swastika drawn in butter on the bun of her chicken sandwich.

Charleigh Matice discovered the anti-Semitic symbol when she went to put mayonnaise on her food. Matice went into the restaurant and confronted employees about the offensive emblem. When they offered to replace the sandwich, she asked for her money back instead.

"Is this a joke? Does somebody really think they're funny?" Matice told WCTI. "Many people died because of that symbol and it's not something that should be taken lightly. It's not something that should be thrown around."

The station contacted the McDonald's corporate office about the incident and received a statement from the owner of the Morehead City franchise.

According to the statement from owner Dulcy Purcell, the employee who drew the offensive sign was fired.

"We do not tolerate that kind of behavior at McDonald's, and it's not what we stand for personally as owners," Purcell wrote. "It is about providing the best level of service and care to our customers, and anything less than that is unacceptable to us."

Matice was satisfied with the response and will eat at that McDonald's again.

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