According to ABC News, officer Chuck Thomas of the Homestead Police Department was with three other officers when they sat down to eat at the Eat n' Park last week.
"A male and female were going to be seated across from us, and he said, 'I don't want to sit there,' which drew my attention, and we made eye contact, and his body language just told me that he wanted nothing to do with police," Thomas told ABC News.
"I looked over at him and said, 'You don't have to worry about it. We won't hurt you.' He said, 'No, I'm good. I don't want to sit there.'" Thomas added.
Thomas wanted to reach out because it was the day after a shooter had killed five police officers in Dallas.