A teen girl was told to leave a British McDonald’s after she used the women’s toilets when staff thought she was a male.
Ny Richardson, 16, said she was asked to leave the Hull branch because she was dressed butch.
‘I ordered my food and left it with my girlfriend as I went to the toilet,’ she told SWNS. ‘When I was in there, someone told me to get out and when I sat back down, the manager came over and told me that I needed to leave because I have been in the girls’ toilet.
‘I said to him, “Why do I need to leave? I’m a girl, can you not tell by my voice?”
‘He then asked me to show some ID, but when I didn’t have any he told me to get out and he rang the police.’
She added: ‘I’m used to being accused of being a boy, but this time I was humiliated in front of the whole restaurant. I think his attitude was disgusting and I’m still angry about it now.’
A McDonald’s spokesperson said: ‘We can confirm a group of individuals were asked to leave our St Andrew’s Quay restaurant, following several complaints about inappropriate behavior.
‘This group has been asked to leave the restaurant on numerous occasions over the past few days, culminating in the police being called on Tuesday evening. These actions have been taken due to unacceptable behavior only.’
A Humberside Police spokeswoman said: ‘Officers were called to the St Andrew’s Quay branch of McDonald’s following reports a group of youths being abusive.
‘An altercation had ensued between the youths and staff after a customer complained a person they wrongly believed to be male was in the women’s toilets.
‘No complaints were made and words of advice were given to all parties.’