A Denny’s Restaurant manager in Belleville, Illinois told a police officer that she had to either take her pistol out and put it in her car or leave immediately. FOX News:
An Illinois police chief has banned his officers from a Belleville Denny’s Restaurant after a manager told five on-duty detectives they had to leave because one of them had a firearm.
“The Belleville Police Department is very disheartened by the lack of respect shown to on-duty sworn police officers, Capt. Don Sax said in a statement to Fox News. “Until further notice all on duty Belleville Police officers are banned from Denny’s Restaurant unless responding to an official call for service.”
The incident occurred on New Year’s Day when five detectives were eating at the restaurant. A manager approached their table and told one of the detectives that she had to take her weapon out to her car or leave the restaurant.
The detectives initially thought it was a joke, Sax said, noting that all of the officers had displayed their badges and several police radios were on the table.
“(The manager) stated that he had a complaint from another customer about the weapon and she had to take the weapon outside or leave,” he said.”