Employee: I was fired for giving a veteran free tacos
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Fox Newsedge) —
It's a story taking the internet by storm about a good deed gone bad.
19-year-old Alex Mesta was fired from his job at this jack in box in Bakersfield, California. after he was caught on surveillance video giving a military veteran free tacos.
Mesta admits to giving the customer other freebies in the past because he was a veteran and a regular.
But sometime within the last two weeks, the cameras were rolling and someone from corporate was watching.
"Since he's a vet, I don't think I should charge him for his coffee. It's like not even a dollar for his coffee," Mesta said.
"It's either throw them away or make them for him."
The teen's story immediately went viral after he posted about it on Facebook.
Jack in the Box released a statement, which reads in part, "regarding this incident, while it would not be appropriate to provide complete details on an internal disciplinary issue, our actions in this case were not based on just one incident and had nothing to do with the guest's military experience."