Restaurant Tells Cops To Eat Somewhere Else
A restaurant owner is reserving the right to refuse service. He has decided that he no longer wants cops at his establishment.
Four sheriff’s deputies ate lunch on Thursday at Lucky’s Teriyaki in Sedro-Woolley, WA. After their meal was complete, they were addressed by the owner. He explained that his customers did not like having law enforcement dine there. They were not only told that they were no longer welcome, but asked to spread the word to other law enforcement agencies in the area.
County Sheriff Will Reichardt thought his deputies might have misunderstood the owner. He had his chief deputy call the restaurant. Sure enough, the owner repeated his request for cops not to come there anymore.
In a post to the department’s Facebook page, Reichardt responded to the incident. “I am not often speechless but today I was…I understand a business owner has a right to refuse service if he wants to. I also understand that as customers we all have the right to find some other restaurant to take our lunch break in.”
Hopefully others will do the same and find an alternative establishment to eat in. Then the customers that are uncomfortable eating with cops can have the place all to themselves.
Part of me hopes that all Sedro-Woolley law enforcement agencies follow the owner’s instructions to the letter. They should honor his request not to set foot in his restaurant. If there is a robbery, too bad. Cops aren’t allowed in, remember? If any altercation occurs, sorry. You asked them not to enter.
The other part of me knows that officers are above that kind of response. Their entire job is taking care of people that take them for granted. Putting on their badge means putting themselves last.
I am certain that the deputies will continue to serve and protect this restaurant owner (aka complete and total waste of oxygen) just as they would anyone else. Should he be in need of their services, they will do their jobs to their utmost ability. Maybe, then he can add humble pie to his menu.
© 2016 Vianna Vaughan
source: Fox News