Cops kicked out of local Denny’s for guns
A Denny’s in southern Illinois is in hot water after the manager asked five plain-clothed detectives to leave because of their guns.
The Belleville Denny’s manager reportedly asked the cops to either leave or lock their guns in their cars after receiving a complaint from a customer. The detectives, who say had their badges visible, decided to leave. The town’s chief of police is so mad over the incident, he’s ordered his cops not to go to the diner unless they are responding to an emergency.
Denny’s has released a statement on the incident:
“In response to concern raised by our guests about an individual with a firearm, our manager approached the individual and communicated that Denny’s policy does not permit firearms in the restaurant. Upon further discussion, we became aware the individual was a plain-clothed police officer. Denny’s policy permits law enforcement officials to carry their firearms in the restaurant and we regret any misunderstanding.”
The manager at the Denny’s in question is now offering free food to any cops who stop by.