Taco Bell worker refuses to serve 2 uniformed deputies, loses job
On Saturday night, two uniformed sheriff's deputies attempted to place an order at a Taco Bell in Phenix City, Alabama but were denied service, reports the New York Daily News.
According to Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones, the duo initially thought the cashier was kidding.
The worker told them she was not and then asked them to leave.
By Saturday evening, news of the event started circulating on social media, with many voicing their intentions to boycott the restaurant chain, according to AL.com.
Sheriff Jones discouraged such action, saying in a statement, "...it would not be right to judge a company based on the negative action of one employee no more than it would be right to judge law enforcement as a whole based on the negative action of one law enforcement officer."
Taco Bell has since investigated the situation and terminated the employee responsible, notes the Washington Post.