The San Antonio cop fired in November for giving a homeless man a feces sandwich has been fired again for pulling another poop prank.
How can a person be fired twice from the same job?
In the case of San Antonio police officer Mathew Luckhurst, his termination is referred to as an “indefinite suspension,” meaning he is not allowed to show up to work, is not getting paid and has been told he is not welcome back.
But he also has the right to appeal the decision, meaning he can always win his job back. Now he appealing both suspensions, according to the San Antonio Express News
After being fired in November for the incident that took place last May, Luckhurst argued through his lawyer appealing the firing that he was just “joking” about giving the man a sandwich with human excrement in it.
But an internal affairs document states Luckhurst admitted to the deed when questioned by a superior.
“He went on with a short speech about how sorry he was and that he realized how bad the situation was,” the officer wrote. “His apology to us seemed heartfelt, but [the prank] was still completely uncalled for.”
A month after the sandwich incident in June, San Antonio police say Luckhurst defacated in the women’s bathroom stall at the department’s Bike Patrol Office, didn’t flush, then spread a brown substance with the consistency of tapioca on the toilet seat, giving the appearance there was feces on the seat.
He did this after a female officer requested her fellow employees to keep the bathroom clean.
Another San Antonio cop named Steve Albart also took part in the prank and was initially given an indefinite suspension before Chief William Mangus reduced his punishment to 30 days without pay.
Albart completed the suspension on January 19.
Luckhurst is appealing both suspensions through his lawyer,