A Miramar Police officer has recently reported that a local gas station clerk completely refused him service after he attempted to buy a Gatorade. The Police officer was refused service on the same exact day that three officers were shot and killed in an ambush in Baton Rouge.
The latest report that was released by Miramar Police reveals that the officer was in uniform when trying to make his purchase at a Sunoco located at 1700 S.Douglas Road on Sunday afternoon.
The officer proceeded to pay for his drink as per usual however when he reached the front of the line the clerk absolutely refused to ring him up multiple times. When the officer inquired why the clerk was refusing him the clerk said,
“You know why”
“Get out of my way, I need to attend to customers!”.
Upon hearing this, the officer patiently stepped aside and allowed those behind him to check out.
Once everyone else was done and the gas station had cleared out, the officer attempted to pay for his drink again. However the clerk refused again.
According to the report the clerk said,
“Because I don’t have to, that’s why”.
After the incident occurred, Sunoco was quick to release a statement,
“The actions described by the police officer are unacceptable and are not something that Sunoco would tolerate at any station bearing the Sunoco brand. After investigating the circumstances in conjunction with the local owner-operator, the employee was terminated. We apologize to the officer involved, and to all law enforcement officers who were understandably offended by this incident…The nation’s police officers are a precious resource, and Sunoco welcomes them in our stores as customers and protectors of our community every day.”
However even with this sentiment from Sunoco released, the president of Broward County’s largest police union has called for a national boycott of all Sunoco gas stations.