News Arby's Employee That Denied Service To Cop Claims It Was A Joke

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    CBS NEWS September 3, 2015, 3:51 PM
    Arby's employee accused of denying officer service speaks out
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    • accused of denying a police officer service for being a police officer says it was all a joke, not a refusal of service.

      CBS Miami reports that Kenny Davenport, 19, said he was working when Pembroke Pines Police Sergeant Jennifer Martin pulled up to the drive thru window. But he says their interaction was a joke that was taken the wrong way.

      According to a police report on the incident, Martin was told by a manager at the restaurant that an employee, now identified as Kenny Davenport, did not want to serve her. The manager allegedly said, "He doesn't want to serve you because you are a police officer."


      After the uncomfortable encounter, Martin said she was uncertain she wanted to eat at the restaurant because her food may be tainted. The manager tried to assure her everything was fine, and handed over her food.

      According to the report, the manager allegedly laughed and said the clerk was allowed to refuse service to the officer.

      "We don't hate cops," Davenport told CBS Miami. "We don't hate anybody. We're just trying to get people out of the drive thru."

      Davenport says that he didn't refuse Martin service, but he was so busy he had to ask his manager for help. He said that is when the manager made the unfortunate joke.



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      CBS Miami previously reported that a South Florida police union called for a national boycott of Arby's after Martin was denied service.

      "I am offended and appalled that an individual within our community would treat a police officer in such a manner. It is unacceptable," said Pembroke Pines Police Department Chief Dan Giustino.

      Arby's issued an apology in regards to the incident.

      "We take this isolated matter very seriously as we respect and support police officers in our local communities. As soon as the issue was brought to our attention, our CEO spoke with the Police Chief who expressed his gratitude for our quick action and indicated the case is closed. We will be following up with our team members to be sure that our policy of inclusion is understood and adhered to. Further, we will be following through with disciplinary action up to and including termination of the employees involved, as appropriate."



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      In reaction to the incident, the Dade County Police Benevolent Association is calling for the employees involved to be fired.

      Davenport's grandfather tell CBS Miami that he believes the whole incident is being blown out of proportion. He raised his grandson and said he has respect for the police. He believes the whole thing is centered around a misunderstood joke.

      "Officers lives matter," he said. "Everybody's life matters. Somebody made a joke and she just didn't take it the right way. She didn't think they were joking. She thought it was a serious matter. Now their job as an officer is very serious and I appreciate all that they do."

      Kenny Davenport told CBS Miami he sees little point in explaining himself.

      "There's no point in talking," he said. "I'm 19. She's an officer and I'm colored."
     
  2. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Sounds like someone had a sit-down with Arby's PR department and attorneys and came up with a story.
     
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    Fuckn little bastard... Perhaps he's better suited for a career in toilet technology

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    Lol he pulled the race card after saying that shit!!! And his mammy is defending him!

    This is too good. Like a fucking parody movie about black stereotypes. We have everything here. Cries of racism, family with the "he didn't dunuffin," and blacks hating on cops that did NOTHING to them. Just amazing.

    Fuck that minimum wage cunt and anyone who thinks like him.
     
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    I was almost buying this story until the race card was pulled.

    Shows he clearly has an us vs them attitude and probably didn't mean it as a joke.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    I would venture that 80% of white collar workers have little idea of how low-functioning the average low wage worker is and how impervious they are to any attempt to improve their lot in life.
     
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    I like how he's throwing the manager under the bus
     
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    The joke will be the next time the worker gets pulled over in that town.
     
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    c'mon that's killer shit!!
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    Bullshit back pedaling. Fire the employee and manager.
     
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    I was blown away by the fact that the 19 year old shithead was raised by his grandfather. Shocker!
     
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    I'd service that cop.
     
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    Arby's fires manager, suspends clerk who allegedly refused to serve Florida police officer

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    The Arby's fast food chain announced late Thursday that it had fired a Florida restaurant manager and suspended a clerk after a female police officer said she had been denied service because she was a cop.

    Arby's spokesman Jason Rollins confirmed to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that manager Angel Mirabal, 22, and clerk Kenneth Davenport, 19, had been disciplined.

    The chain known for its roast beef sandwiches became the center of a national firestorm after an incident Tuesday night, when Pembroke Pines Police Sgt. Jennifer Martin, 34, pulled up to the drive-thru and ordered a meal. When she handed over her credit card to pay, Davenport allegedly refused to ring her order up. That prompted Mirabal to say "He doesn’t want to serve you because you are a police officer."

    Sgt. Martin finally received her food, but said she was too uncomfortable to eat it, so she returned it and got a refund. The next day, the department tweeted about the incident, which Chief Dan Giustino called "unacceptable."

    "I am offended and appalled that an individual within our community would treat a police officer in such a manner," he said in a statement.

    Davenport has said the controversy stemmed from a misunderstanding, and Maribal's comment was an attempt at a joke. Davenport told the Sun-Sentinel he was unable to ring up Martin's order due to the number of other customers he was servicing. He said Mirabal made his remark after Davenport asked him for help with the transaction.

    "We don't hate cops,” Davenport told reporters Wednesday. "We don't hate anybody. We're just trying to get people out of the drive-thru."

    On Thursday, WSVN reported that Arby's rivals took advantage of the flap between the police and the restaurant. McDonald's partnered with a local radio station to deliver bags of pancakes and Egg McMuffins to the department Thursday morning. The station reported that a local Whole Foods store put out a spread of its own, while residents supplied donuts and coffee from a local Dunkin' Donuts.

    "We're here today to show our love for the community and the people that take care of us as first responders in the community," one woman said.
     
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    um, fuck arby's. :hat:
     
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    Day Dindu nuffin
     
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    #blackliarsisjustjoking
     
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    The manager is 22 years old?

    Already I'm seeing a problem.
     
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    Don't forget raised by grandparents!
     
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    Exactly! Who thought it was a good idea to let this double-digit IQ jerkoff speak? Too funny. In one sentence he blew everyone's story out of the water.

    Lawyers be like :facepalm: you're on your own, kid.
     
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    He better not roll through a stop sign for the next few years. You know they are all over him.
     
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