A Corrections officer in White Oak, Ohio, was allegedly denied service at a Dunkin Donuts because of her job.
“Went to Dunkin' Donuts after work and the cashier wouldn't take my order. He wouldn't look at my face or even turn his body towards me at the counter,” the officer wrote on social media. “He wouldn't answer any question I had. The manager had to take my order and then he refused to make it. I stood there feeling smaller than I ever have."
The employee also took to Facebook and spoke out against the officer.
“So I’m a cashier at my first job, (dunkin' donuts), so this is why I can’t stand a [expletive] with a badge,” he wrote. “This [expletive] called the owner and said I refused her service. Them C.O.’s can catch Aids….All of them.”
Dunkin Donuts’ corporate officer subsequently responded to the controversy in a statement, saying that they were “ aware of the complaint," Fox 19 reported.
“We have been informed that the restaurant's franchisee has spoken with the guest and that the matter has been resolved,” the statement read. “Dunkin’ Donuts has a long history of supporting police and police organizations nationwide, and the franchise owner is a sponsor of the upcoming Guns N’ Hoses of Southwest Ohio event to raise funds for public safety charities based in the area.”
The correction officer's boss spoke to a Dunkin Donuts manager, who reportedly said that the employee in question was "unprofessional," but did not refuse to serve the officer, according to Fox 19. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the claim.
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