September 15, 2015

Cops Claims Starbucks Refused to Let Him Use Restroom (Images)

  We find out that some of our boys in blue can’t even use the bathroom there. At least that is what was alleged in a Facebook post from a Philadelphia Police Officer.
OpposingViews reports:
The post, made on Sept. 11, came in the form of an image posted to the Starbucks Facebook page. It is a typed message, purportedly from a sergeant with the Philadelphia Police Department, about an alleged incident that is said to have occurred on either Thursday or Friday, according to WCAU News.
“So I walk into the Starbucks at 13th & Chestnut in full uniform and ask the young blonde liberal behind the counter if I could use their public bathroom for which you need a key code and she states in a loud voice, so all the other customers can hear that the bathroom is for paying customers only,” the post reads in part.
“I then ask in a very polite manner if I could please use it,” the post continues. “She then states in the same loud manner and a smirk ‘Are you a paying customer?’”
It is simply shameful that this even happened. The officer involved remains unnamed but his supervisor, Sergeant Leighthardt, was more than a little perturbed.  

Sergeant Leighthardt was the one that posted the message on Facebook after hearing about it from the officer involved.

“Thought you world like to know this happened at your 1301 Chestnut St in Philadelphia,” he wrote in a message accompanying the post.  “In a time when police are being made the enemy, Your clerk pulls this nonsense. And might I point out, this store is a frequent caller to police for some sort of service.”
“I didn’t intend for it to go viral,” Leighthardt told WCAU.
That post has been shared more than 14,000 times and has been “liked” by over 4,000 Facebookers.  Over 1,200 comments have come in and most are supportive of the police officer.
So what does Starbucks have to say?
From OpposingViews – “Hi Joe, thank you for taking the time to voice your concerns,” the company’s message reads. “We are aware of this situation, and it is certainly not in line with the experience we want any of our customers to have in our stores. We are taking all necessary steps to ensure this doesn’t happen in the future. Thanks!”
The company also reportedly responded in another comment later, saying it would like contact information for the sergeant involved so it could reach out directly.

“We would like to discuss the situation with the police officer and hear from them directly about this experience,” Starbucks said, according to WCAU. “If you happen to know who this was — please have him/her send us a private message through our page with their contact info.”
It is believed that Starbucks has reached out personally to the officer involved.  Some things just make no sense.  When you have police out here protecting and serving, the last thing they need holding them up is a cranky minimum wage chick with an attitude.
I’m just saying.

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