NYPD Cops Reportedly Claim Dunkin’ Donuts Clerk Refused To Serve Them
The head of the NYPD detectives union has called for a boycott of Dunkin Donuts after two NYPD cops say they were refused service.
According to the New York Post, the officers claim when they approached the counter, the clerk said to them “I don’t serve cops.” According to law enforcement officials, the cops were dressed in their uniforms with their badges. They claimed the clerk asked the customer behind them for their order ignoring the cops to which the customer replied “These two guys were in front of me.” The clerk then responded, “Yeah, I know, but I don’t serve cops.”
Detectives’ Endowment Association President Michael Palladino called the incident “disgraceful and it should not go unattended.” He added “I assume it is an isolated incident. Nevertheless, Dunkin’ Donuts corporate should issue an apology to the NYPD and until that happens, I have asked detectives and their families to refrain from patronizing the stores,” he said.
However, a manager at the store claims the incident was not a form of discrimination but a case of the officers not being in the right place to order. In a statement, the manager explained “These two men in shirts and ties — who I later found out were police — must have never come to this Dunkin’ Donuts before, because instead of waiting in the line where you order, they waited at the counter where you pick up your order,” the manager said. He also added, “You can see on the security tape: they stand here for five minutes, while other customers were being served. One customer even ordered ice cream, and they must’ve not like that because they left the store.”
Roommates, who do you believe?