Police officer eating breakfast (stock photo)
Photo: Greg Ceo/Getty Images/Uppercut
Photo: Greg Ceo/Getty Images/Uppercut

Restaurant worker fired for allegedly writing 'cops,' 'pigs' on police officer's receipt

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A photo of the receipt circulated social media, showing the words “cops,” “pigs” and “puercos” — which means “pigs” in Spanish — written on the officer’s bill.

The restaurant owner was quick to respond to the incident, posting a message on Facebook in which he said the note was written by one of his employees and called the worker's behavior “gross and disrespectful.”

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“I wanted to reach to everyone and apologize about an earlier post about a receipt that was handed over to police officer,” the owner wrote on the cafe’s Facebook page. “I find this very gross and disrespectful. We have reprimanded the employees involved. We support our local police department and all forms of law enforcement. I am the owner I have grown up in this town and I have always relied on the local police dept. to keep my self and my family and friends safe. I would appreciate it you could understand our frustrating situation. We would like to just let let everyone know we do not condone this type of behavior here.”

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Good afternoon, I wanted to reach to everyone and apologize about an earlier post about a receipt that was handed over...

Posted by Romanelli's Garden Cafe on Sunday, May 21, 2017

In a reply in the comments section, the owner explained that the restaurant “handled this with termination,” indicating that the employee in question was fired.

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