Arby’s suspends clerk who refused service to cop

Arby’s suspends clerk who refused service to cop
Officer Jennifer Martin (left) and Kenneth Davenport

[Ed. – Explanation given? ‘It was a joke.’]

An Arby’s clerk in Florida accused of denying a police officer service for being a police officer has met with company executives and has been handed down a punishment, reports CBS Miami.

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 Manager Angel Mirabal at the restaurant that an employee, now identified as Davenport, did not want to serve her. Mirabal 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.

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