Quinn discussed the incident in a post on Facebook. “I walk into McDonald’s just to use the bathroom and an employee goes we don’t accept officers in here,” he wrote.

“I tell her I’m not an officer. She then says anyone with a badge. Then says it to my partner as he walks in to order food, says we don’t serve your kind here.

“Just insane how people are,” Quinn added.

Caspers, the company which runs the Madeira Beach McDonald’s, apologized to the paramedic for the employee’s actions and said they have since been fired.