MANASSAS, Va. (CBSDC) — A server at Buffalo Wild Wings refused to serve Prince William County police officers because they had their guns displayed.
The Manassas Park Patch reports that the employee wouldn’t serve them despite the plain-clothes officers showing him their badges. The server reportedly told the officers that it was a gun-free establishment.
Scott Lupton, general manager of the Manassas Buffalo Wild Wings, apologized for what happened.
“There is no reason why those officers should have been asked to leave … police officers are always welcome in my establishment and even though we do have a no gun policy, as a company that excludes off duty police officer,” Lupton said in an email, according to the Patch. “As a company we are community oriented. We appreciate everything that police officers do for us.”
Darryl LaClair, who witnessed the incident, said this never should have happened.
“For this to have happened at all is just absurd,” LaClair told the Patch.
WWBT-TV reports that Lupton has reached out to the officers to apologize. He also went down to the police department with an apology letter.