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Oh, The irony! Police Told To Leave Denny’s For Guns

Posted by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI)– The Belleville Chief of Police has banned his officers from eating at the local Denny’s restaurant while on duty after an incident at the establishment New Year’s Day. A manager at the Denny’s Tuesday told a group of officers they could not eat at the restaurant if they were armed. Belleville Police Captain Don sax said, “It’s absolutely a slap in the face I totally agree it’s completely disrespectful. How can anyone think to tell a police officer you can’t be in here with your gun its absurd to me.”

Five on-duty but out of uniform detectives were in the middle of their meal at the Denny’s. 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.”

Local citizens like Jennifer Veri support the police, Veri said, “You want them to be with their guns that makes them cops so they can protect the public.”

Denny released a statement that said in part “Denny’s policy permits law enforcement officials to carry their firearms in the restaurant and we regret any misunderstanding.”

Some people plan to stay away from Denny’s just like the police. Eric Veri said, “I won’t go to Denny’s until they resolve it with the Belleville Police Dept. they are working out here hard for us definitely support them.” The police chief wants to sit down with Denny’s officials and resolve the matter. He planned to handle the matter discreetly but it became public on the internet and spread quickly. Officers will go to Denny’s if they receive a service call.

by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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MissTacoBell
by Taco Bell Princess on Jan. 3, 2013 at 4:15 PM
That last line. Lol
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JulyBabies
by Platinum Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 4:19 PM

All it take is one moronic employee to make a bad name for the chain.

TableforSeven
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 10:56 PM

That is so stupid....cops have guns and are to keep them on themselves - period.  The manager should be fired for being a moron.  And everyone should stay away from that Denny's.

Cherish77
by Cherish on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:00 PM
The customer who alerted to the guns is also an idiot.
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Mrs.Pedro
by Silver Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:10 PM
Who the hell gets upset because they see a police officer with a gun? That's just absurd lol. The Denny's in my home town is the hang out spot for policemen and other rescue type... It's comforting to go in and see a table full of police or firefighters or EMT.
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DanaG70
by Platinum Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:21 PM
1 mom liked this

 Some people are too stupid to breath.....

eema.gray
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:22 PM
They're going to lose a lot of LEO business over this .........
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HousewifeNina
by Silver Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:26 PM
Well...it also takes a few morons to post it on fb and the like as though this was Dennys policy rather than just that one moron employee.

Quoting JulyBabies:

All it take is one moronic employee to make a bad name for the chain.

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TableforSeven
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:46 PM


Quoting eema.gray:

They're going to lose a lot of LEO business over this .........

If I lived in the area....I wouldn't eat there again.  Honestly - with police not going to go there anymore - they are sure to be robbed more often.....not somewhere I want to be.

AMBG825
by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 6:38 AM

 DH is LE. Some cities, if you're off-duty you are still required to carry. Our city is one of those cities. We went out to eat one day and DH had his on him. He reached for something causing his shirt to ride up and you could see the gun. One of the patrons behind him saw it, freaked out and called the manager over. The manager freaked out and started telling him he had to leave or he would call the police. DH pulled out his badge and said "I am the police." The manager calmed down and assured the other patron that it was okay and we finished our meal.

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