Outrageous Dunkin' Donuts Employee Writes 'Black Lives Matter' on Cop's Cup
It's another case of "Dunkin' disrespect" for a police officer.
On Friday, a member of the Providence Police Department noticed that instead of his name, "#blacklivesmatter" was scrawled on his cup, GoLocalProv.com reported.
Lt. Roger Asinall, with the Providence Fraternal Order of Police, told Greta Van Susteren tonight that the officer, who was in uniform, found the employee to be rude, getting the impression that she didn't want to serve him.
Asinall discovered that the employee had written "#blacklivesmatter" on the cup when he returned to his car.
After speaking to a senior officer, he was advised not to drink the beverage, not knowing what could be in there, Asinall said.
When an image of the cup was posted online, it quickly went viral and received national attention.
"It's a very difficult time to be in law enforcement," Asinall said, adding that groups like Black Lives Matter make it more difficult by encouraging violence and hatred toward police.
Dunkin' Donuts CEO Nigel Travis apologized for the incident in a statement:
"Dunkin’ Donuts has a long history of supporting those responsible for the safety of our neighborhoods and our country. Our restaurant owners take great pride in being part of the local communities they serve, and they, along with us, recognize and appreciate the debt we owe our men and women in uniform."
Watch more above, including reaction from Katie Phang and Fred Williams.
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