H/T Blue Lives Matter.

I want to applaud Pieology Pizza for standing up for the men and women that make up The Thin Blue Line.

A Pieology employee left an obscene message on a cop’s receipt, but the company response was excellent.

Pieology Responds To Anti-Cop Receipt

Torrance, CA – A Torrance police officer who was disrespected because of his uniform at a Pieology restaurant doesn’t hold any hard feelings, just a question to the server about what made them hate cops so much.

Corporate management at Pieology fired the employee when they found out about the words written on the officer’s receipt, “Fuck the cops.”

The incident occurred on Monday, September 18, with a uniformed police officer at the Pieology located at 3720 Pacific Coast Highway.  The officer went inside to pick up a lunch takeout order when he was given a receipt that said “Fuck The Cops,” according to the Daily Breeze.

The police officer did not want to speak publicly and asked his department’s spokesman, Sgt. Ronald Harris, to speak on his behalf.  Sgt. Harris said, “He remembers a young lady who rings him up.  He looks at the receipt. He immediately noticed what it says.”

The officer did not talk to the server and decided not to make a scene.

Sgt. Harris said, “He wanted to say something. He wanted to go up to the young lady who actually wrote this. He wasn’t angry, but he was so pressed for time.”

The officer received a ‘uniform discount,’ on his bill which the restaurant offers for uniformed police officers.  The officer didn’t know this because it was his first time there.  He was not expecting a break on his bill, took the difference, and added it to the bill as a tip.

Sgt. Harris said that the officer “watched her very closely when they packaged his pizza because he wanted to make sure it wasn’t altered. He was empathetic. He wanted to know ‘what happened to you to make you do something like this?’”

He continued that the officer “paid his bill, grabbed his food and headed out to an assignment to relieve some other officers on a busy day.”

It appears that the person who checked him out was female, but a name on the receipt is for a male.  The woman may have been logged in as someone else.

After he left Pieology, the officer showed the receipt to other officers.  One of their outraged wives posted a photo of the receipt on Facebook, and said:

“I want to share this with everyone to show the unprovoked hatred that my husband and his partners deal with everyday.  

“This is not the type of business that I want to see in the city where I live. My husband’s partner was just trying to get a quick bite to eat in the middle of a busy shift and this is what he received. Needless to say, we will never eat at Pieology ever again. I hope you all will help support our police and share this both near and far. It is NOT ok to treat our officers like this.”

A copy of the receipt was sent to Pieology, and phone calls were directed to the corporate office.

In a statement, Pieology spokeswoman Vanessa Legutko said :

“We at Pieology are extremely disappointed in the actions of this employee, and apologize on behalf of the entire Pieology family for this upsetting situation.  The actions of this employee do not in any way reflect the thoughts of Pieology, and we are taking swift and serious action to rectify the situation, including terminating the offending employee.

We have the utmost respect and gratitude for the men and women who keep our communities safe, and have no tolerance for hateful language or actions. This location in Torrance is a heartfelt supporter of all men and women in uniform, especially the brave first responders, and shows its support with a discount for all uniformed police, firefighters and military members.”

Sgt. Harris said that the officer doesn’t have any hard feelings towards the now-former employee.  He said that the officer, “feels very sorry for this individual and wonders what bad experience she had with law enforcement to do something like that.”

It’s rare for a business to not only immediately take action against employees who hate on cops, but to publicly announce it as well. Many other companies are afraid to give the appearance of supporting law enforcement while firing their problem employees.

However, Pieology not only announced that the employee was fired, but they voiced their support for law enforcement and offer a discount to uniformed officers. What more could you ask for?

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