A police officer in San Antonio has been fired after boasting to his partner that he gave a homeless person a fecal sandwich, according to reports Friday.
Fox 29 San Antonio identified the officer as Matthew Luckhurst.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told the station Luckhurst took two bread slices, put feces between them and put the sandwich in a Styrofoam container.
McManus said Luckhurst told his partner what he did and that the partner told him to retrieve the container which he did, according to the station.
McManus said Luckhurst’s actions disgusted other officers and the story reached the department’s chain of command.
Mayor Ivy Taylor issued a statement on the termination.
“Firing this officer was the right thing to do,” he said. “His actions were a betrayal of every value we have in our community, and he is not representative of our great police force.”
Luckhurst told the San Antonio Express-News that his lawyer advised him not to comment. The paper said Luckhurst became a San Antonio cop five years ago.
His lawyer, Ben Sifuentes, told the paper his client joked about giving an excrement sandwich to a homeless person but never actually did so.
“It didn’t happen,” he told the paper.
The paper said investigators tried to track down the intended recipient of the alleged sandwich without success.