Two North Carolina fast-food workers were fired after one of them refused to take a cop’s food order last week, a report said.
A cashier and a manager at a Cook Out restaurant in Roxboro were canned after the cashier allegedly wouldn’t take an order from Kenneth Horton — an army veteran and Roxboro police sergeant, according to ABC 11.
“We’re saddened that an employee denied service to a police officer,” Roxboro Police Chief David Hess told the outlet. “We promote unity. Unfortunately, it’s all because of a small action that could have been avoided.”
Hess said that the fast food chain took it upon itself to 86 the cashier.
“We did not contact corporate directly asking them to fire this employee,” he said.
The manager on duty told the network she was fired for not being more attentive to Horton once her colleague refused him service.
“[The district manager] told me that I should have went outside and got the officer’s attention and [offered] to take his order,” said the manager, who wouldn’t identify herself.
She didn’t reveal why the cashier refused to serve Horton — just that she was in the back of the restaurant when the cashier asked another worker to take the officer’s order.
“I just wish they would have asked me to come up front to take their order,” the manager said.
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