Huff Post – A police chief in Belleville, Ill. has banned his officers from eating at a local Denny’s and accused the restaurant of “political stupidness” after a confrontation between a group of detectives and the restaurant’s manager on New Year’s Day, CBS St. Louis reports.
According to CBS, a diner was alarmed after spotting a female officer’s weapon and alerted David Rice, the restaurant’s manager. Rice subsequently approached the five detectives, who were not in uniform, and asked that they either leave the restaurant or put their weapons in their car. The officers left before being served their meal.
As the detectives made their way out, the restaurant’s general manager intervened and said Rice had made a mistake, but the detectives left anyway, according to KMOV St. Louis. Belleville Police Captain Don Sax told Fox2Now that the officers “had been harassed enough.”
In an email to The Huffington Post, a representative from Denny’s corporate office explained that the Denny’s manager did not initially realize the armed customers were police officers and that the restaurant’s policy allows law enforcement officials to carry weapons. The spokesperson said it has reminded all of its restaurants of the policy and sincerely “apologize[s] for this misunderstanding.”
Denny’s is really making a splash in the news lately. First, they had a franchisee make comments towards Obamacare by saying that he’d add a 5% surcharge to customers bills to offset charges of Obamacare and that customers can either pay it and tip 15 or 20 percent, or if they really feel so inclined, they can reduce the amount of tip they give to the server, who is the primary beneficiary of Obamacare. Now they have managers kicking out the men and women who protect us everyday, all because they were carrying guns. Now I’m no pro-gun activist, but I make an exception for humans whose job it is to protect and serve my life. I may question their need for a gun at first, but as soon as they flash their little silver/gold badge I’m apologizing, thanking them for what they do, and offering a free breakfast appetizer. Especially if there’s 4 of them. That’s the whole morning shift, brah.
Obviously David is the dumbest manager ever and doesn’t realize that his product, breakfast and coffee, is a main staple for cops. Cops love breakfast. They spend most of their early mornings laid up in coffee shops raking the town or city for $40 an hour while they do it. Its a perk they get for the anxiety of potentially being shot any day.
Cant wait until this fool has something go wrong in his restaurant and needs to call the police. Hope they all ignore his call while they’re across the street sipping on coffee and munching on IHOP’s New York Cheesecake Pancakes, my personal fav.