Life happened to Matt Luckhurst of the San Antonio Police Department. Not the kind of life where you get a raise and buy a new car. The kind of life that usually happens after you allegedly fess up to feeding a homeless person a sandwich filled with human waste.
SAPD bids farewell to Luckhurst; Luckhurst proves difficult to flush
According to an Internal Affairs report, Matt Luckhurst decided it would just be hilarious if he gave a poor homeless guy a sandwich filled with a fresh hot steamer.
The report alleges, “that’s when Matt Luckhurst peered around the corner from the front desk area and looked directly at me with a sorrowful look on his face. “It was me. I did it” said Luckhurst in the report.
“He went on with a short speech about how sorry he was and that he realized how bad the situation was. His apology to us seemed heartfelt, but the incident was still completely uncalled for.”
SAPD Chief William McManus was quite taken aback with the report.
“This was a vile and disgusting act that violates our guiding principles of ‘treating all with integrity, compassion, fairness and respect.’ The fact that his fellow officers were so disgusted with his actions that they reported him to Internal Affairs demonstrates that this type of behavior will never be tolerated. The action of this one former officer in no way reflects the actions of all the other good men and women who respectfully serve this community.” – McManus
A Sandwich Apart
Matt Luckhurst has since hired a lawyer to combat the decision to terminate his employment over what he is now claiming was a joke. Luckhurst’s lawyer, Ben Sifuentes Jr. says he never gave a homeless man the poopy popkin and it was all just some knee slapper that went too far. He also says he has seen many other instances where McManus wrongfully dismisses officers.
“Didn’t happen.” Sifuentes said “There have been several arbitrations that I’ve had where what he alleges in the suspension turned out to be false. So let’s not assume that what he says is true,” he said. “Number two, there’s no eyewitness. No video camera showing what he alleges in fact happened. I think when it comes to arbitration, we’re going to prevail. We’re going to show this didn’t happen the way the chief alleged.”
Either way, the joke obviously stinks.