An employee at a Taco Bell along Hwy 280 in Phenix City, Alabama refused to serve two sheriff’s deputies on Saturday night.
When the worker initially told the officers she wouldn’t serve them, the Lee County deputies asked if she was kidding. The cashier allegedly responded: “No, I’m not serving you,” according to WTVM.
After the restaurant franchise owner investigated the matter further, that employee was fired but not before social media was set ablaze.
Members of the community took to Facebook to express outrage over the incident.
It was revealed in some of the posts that a customer that night at Taco Bell apparently told the cashier she wouldn’t eat there if the officers were served.
“This really disturbs me that people have started treating law enforcement professionals in this manner when these same law enforcement professionals put their lives on the line everyday to protect all people, including this woman with a very bad attitude at Taco Bell,” Tammy Mayo wrote.
The company released the following statement after some of the witness’ stories were corroborated:
“Taco Bell and Tacala, the franchise owner of the Phenix City Taco Bell, in no way endorse this sentiment. We are deeply appreciative of the men and women who have taken the oath to serve and protect our communities. Our franchisee has launched an investigation into this matter and will take appropriate action.”
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