An officer for the Edina Police Department says when he tried buying a sandwich from a local Jimmy John’s establishment, he was turned away.
An employee at the Edina, Minnesota sandwich shop reportedly refused to serve the officer because the “police department ticketed too many Jimmy John’s drivers.”
The employee was fired not long after the incident occurred, and the franchise owner said he plans to treat all Edina officers to free sandwiches, according to KSTP.
The police officer reportedly wrote on the Jimmy John’s Facebook page, venting his frustration over the poor treatment. The employee, who was not named in media reports, allegedly told the officer that “he could not eat at Jimmy John’s because too many of the restaurant’s staff had been ticketed by police.”
After the decision to terminate that employee was made public, Jimmy John’s received a tremendous amount of support. Many people took to Facebook to offer their opinions about it.
“Don’t speed and you won’t get a ticket,” said one commenter. “The employee is just another victim of being self-entitled and believing that he deserves a trophy for showing up.”
Another social media user wrote: “Shameful. And illegal. God bless the police officers and keep them safe. Someday, that employee will need the services of a police officer. I hope he or she remembers well this day.”