Police Banned From Denny’s in Belleville, IL

Screen Shot 2013-01-03 at 7.57.43 AMOn New Years Day, Five on-duty plain clothes detectives were in the middle of their meal at the Denny’s.  This is according to Fox 2 News in St. Louis, MO.

The restaurant chain said a customer spotted one of the officers carrying a gun and alerted the manager.  The manager told the detective she would have to leave or secure the gun in her car,  that guns are not allowed in Denny’s.  Even after the officers explained they were cops they were still told they could not carry their weapons in the business.  Captain Sax said, “I’ve never known anybody that didn’t want a police officer present in an establishment in a business it’s added security it’s absolutely what they want.”

Sax said the police had their badges in full view, either by their handguns or they were wearing them around their necks.  Plus, portable police radios were on the table.  A second manager showed up and told the officers they could stay with their weapons.  But, the detectives left anyway.  Captain Sax added, “They had been harassed enough they have been embarrassed more than enough.”

I am sure this is a case of an uneducated manager regarding Denny’s Policy, although how can anyone think it is better to have no police eating breakfast at their store.  Shame on that manager and shame on the initial woman who brought it to the managers attention.

Read more at:  Belleville Police Banned From Denny’s | FOX2now.com – St. Louis News & Weather from KTVI Television FOX2.

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  1. We had cops try to run a Denny’s customer off for carrying in the restaurant. He told the cops he’d leave if the manager wanted him to. The manager said he could stay. The cops left looking like someone licked the red off their candy.

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