A Taco Bell employee in Alabama is now a former Taco Bell employee after being fired for denying service to two uniformed police deputies.
According to the police, the officers were told by the cashier at the fast food joint in Phenix City that they wouldn’t be served and that they needed to leave on Saturday night, according to ABC News.
Tammy Bush Mayo, posted about the incident that happened to her husband’s colleagues on Facebook: posted to Facebook:
An investigation showed the men laughed off the denial at first reports WTVM, but when they asked if it was a joke, the female employee said, “No, I am not serving you.”
A spokesperson for Taco Bell confirmed that the owner of the franchise has since fired the employee. They also released this statement:
In the course of the investigation at the Taco Bell in Phenix City, Tacala, the franchise owner of that location, has terminated the employee who refused service to two Lee County Deputies on July 16th. Tacala has contacted the Lee County Sheriff’s Department to apologize directly to the two Deputies and assure them of their ongoing support of law enforcement