Cop Flips Out After Dunkin Donuts Employee Writes a Special Message on His Coffee Cup
This worker deserves a medal.
The Providence Police Department and their union are pitching a hissy fit over #BlackLivesMatter being written on an officers coffee cup at a Dunkin Donuts on Friday afternoon.
Instead of admitting that yes, black lives do in fact matter, the officers took to social media to cry about how awful it is to be reminded of the simple fact.
“So my coworker just went to get a coffee at Dunkin Donuts on Atwells Avenue in Providence. The worker was immediately rude, and didn’t appear to want to serve him in Uniform. Upon leaving he noticed what she wrote on his coffee cup. #blacklivesmatter. ? Would you drink it? My suggestion…….absolutely not, go to Starbucks. When is this silliness going to end. But if the store gets robbed she’d be calling us immediately to help AND we will because that’s what we do!!!!!!!!!” Officer William “Billy” O’Donnell wrote on his Facebook profile.
But it didn’t stop there.
Over the weekend, the Providence Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3, who represents both active and retired Providence police officers, held anemergency meeting over the offending styrofoam cup and released a statement saying:
“Providence FOP #3 finds this action to be unacceptable and discouraging. Members of this Union, who represent active and retired Providence Police officers adamantly, believe that ‘all lives matter’. … The negativity displayed by the #Blacklivesmatter organization towards Police across this nation is creating a hostile environment that is not resolving any problems or issues, but making it worse for our communities.”
The FOP Vice President Mike Iamondi then went to the press, to continue to blow the situation way out of proportion.
“We have to look at the possibility if “Black Lives Matter” is on the cup, is there anything else going into the cup? That is a possibility, given what’s going on around the country, Iamondi told GoLocalProv. “If a guy goes in for a cup of coffee at a place we know, where we’re patrons at, and they’ve always been great with us, do we have to worry? This is unacceptable — all lives matter. We took great offense. Has it gotten to the point everywhere we go, do we have to wonder if someone is going to try and slip us something and without us knowing? Where does it end?”
“This is not a reflection on the owner, this is a single act by a single employee, and it’s unacceptable,” Iamondi continued. “I’ll tell you right now, this is not a game, we’re tired of being the whipping boys. The few random acts of police overstepping their bounds nationally, there are more incidents of police officers handling themselves in professional manner, every day.”
In a statement to Boston.com, Dunkin Donuts apologized for the situation.
“Dunkin’ Donuts and our franchisees want all guests to be treated well in our restaurants. The franchisee has apologized on behalf of the employee to the police and very much regrets the situation.” The statement read.