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(Fox 2 St. Louis)   News: Denny's manager turns away five men with sidearms, explaining they could not eat at the restaurant if they were armed. FARK: They were on-duty, badge-wearing police detectives   (fox2now.com) divider line 358
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2013-01-03 08:45:10 AM
Once again, laws only affect the law-abiding.

\the Dude abides
 
2013-01-03 08:45:54 AM
The biggest shock of all is that all five of these men thought it was a good idea to eat at a Denny's
 
2013-01-03 08:46:30 AM
I am sure they were actually there investigating the Tuesday Meatloaf surprise for crimes against humanity.
 
2013-01-03 08:46:37 AM
Well that was dangerous.
What if they were actually thieves trying to hold up the store?
 
2013-01-03 08:46:56 AM
Right of free association.
 
2013-01-03 08:47:03 AM
Denny's: "Hello, Police? We have an armed robbery in progress! PLease come quickly!"

Police: "Yeah, about that... We're pretty backed up just now. We'll get there when we can. In the meantime, please tell the perps that guns are not allowed in Denny's. That's should take care of it."
 
2013-01-03 08:48:01 AM
"Full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin."

Nope, don't see firearms on that list.

It's another story that this is just a bad business move. Why were the detectives so butt-hurt over being denied service?
 
2013-01-03 08:48:48 AM
Denny's apologized for the overzealous behavior of a night shift assistant manager. Seems like that should be the end of it.
 
2013-01-03 08:49:00 AM
FTA: Belleville Police Captain Don sax said, "It's absolutely a slap in the face I totally agree it's completely disrespectful."
 
2013-01-03 08:49:13 AM
If Denny's doesn't allow people to bring their weapons, he still has a point.
 
2013-01-03 08:49:32 AM
Problem corrected in-house. Non-story. But nice troll. Bring the derp: Plenty to go around on both sides of the playpen.
 
2013-01-03 08:49:34 AM
Well what would have happened if another diner decided to grab their gun? A shootout would occur and people might get shot.

It's just not worth it. Common sense people. C'mon.
 
2013-01-03 08:49:44 AM
On Duty Police are now banned by their Captain, and the news decided to paint a HUGE bullseye for armed robbers by making this public?

Tomorrows Headline will probably "Denny's that kicked out police was robbed today".

warm up the popcorn, this is gonna get good.
 
2013-01-03 08:49:56 AM
The manager sounds like an a-hole.
 
2013-01-03 08:50:01 AM
Here's your test to tell whether you are an idiot.

Scenario: 9/11, planes flying into bldg. America doesn't know how many other planes out there are potential missiles.

You look up and see several F-15s patrolling the skies around NYC.

If you are scared at that sight, you are an idiot.
 
2013-01-03 08:50:10 AM
Sounds like a manager screwed up and the higher up manager went over to correct the error and yet these cops felt harassed, dang might it be they are making a bigger issue of this in hopes of free food from denny's.

I don't believe I would want any of these 5 officers handling a dispute.
 
2013-01-03 08:50:10 AM
The manager can ask anyone to leave regardless of the reason. He cannot make an officer take off his weapon regardless of what he thinks.

I am sure the Denny's Corporation will be having a conversation with the owner of this franchise. Police love them some Denny's.
 
2013-01-03 08:50:14 AM
Private business' rights to serve, how do they work?

/In all likeliness, the guy detectives were being douche or the manager did not realize who they are, or they were scaring other customers away.

//DNRTFA
 
2013-01-03 08:50:37 AM
Everyone should carry a gun in Bellevile.
 
2013-01-03 08:51:19 AM
If Obama and the democrats want to disarm the public, then the police should be disarmed as well. Otherwise, the power lies with the state, not its citizens.
 
2013-01-03 08:51:35 AM
Over zealous assistant manager says something stupid, and the situation was quickly resolved by the manager before the cops even left the table. But these poor, poor law enforcement officers had their feelings hurt, so they just had to make sure that this turned into a bigger issue then the situation warranted.

The cops were bigger morans then the manager.
 
2013-01-03 08:51:36 AM
Why didn't he take the NRA's advice and hire heavily armed guards at his place of business to protect it from the grave threat of gun owners shooting his customers?
 
2013-01-03 08:51:45 AM
RTFA. Denny's is fine with law enforcement officers bringing weapons with them. The night manager messed up and another manager tried to make the situation right but the detectives had their feelings hurt. The night manager needs to learn company policy better and the detectives need to take off their panties and get over it.
 
GBB [TotalFark]
2013-01-03 08:51:48 AM
rules is rules
 
2013-01-03 08:51:57 AM
Captain Sax said, "I've never known anybody that didn't want a police officer present in an establishment in a business it's added security it's absolutely what they want."

You keep believing that, Captain Oinkers.

Cops are terrible customers... especially in packs at bars. Gangbangers are more well behaved.
 
2013-01-03 08:52:16 AM

ramblinwreck: Why were the detectives so butt-hurt over being denied service?


Really? They were asked to leave for a bullsh*t reason, and they left. If I got asked to leave an establishment for a bullsh*t reason, I'd be unlikely to return also.

Do you think this is the first time an armed police officer has been served at this Denny's?

You are right though. Denny's can deny them service if they want. Nothing requires them to serve guests who are armed.
 
2013-01-03 08:52:41 AM
Next time use the drive through.
 
2013-01-03 08:52:58 AM

JackieRabbit: Denny's: "Hello, Police? We have an armed robbery in progress! PLease come quickly!"

Police: "Yeah, about that... We're pretty backed up just now. We'll get there when we can. In the meantime, please tell the perps that guns are not allowed in Denny's. That's should take care of it."


Awwww, that's so cute.
 
2013-01-03 08:53:05 AM
I'm sure that the people who normally argue: 'their place, their rules' are going to have a civilized discussion here.
 
2013-01-03 08:53:38 AM
Moron. More guns= less crime.
John Lott.
 
2013-01-03 08:55:20 AM

The Muthaship: ramblinwreck: Why were the detectives so butt-hurt over being denied service?

Really? They were asked to leave for a bullsh*t reason, and they left. If I got asked to leave an establishment for a bullsh*t reason, I'd be unlikely to return also.

Do you think this is the first time an armed police officer has been served at this Denny's?

You are right though. Denny's can deny them service if they want. Nothing requires them to serve guests who are armed.


and before they left another manager came over and said they could stay, really these cops carry guns and are there to protect and serve and they don't understand a employee who made a mistake. I'm willing to guess they meals would have been on the house.
 
2013-01-03 08:56:43 AM

here to help: Captain Sax said, "I've never known anybody that didn't want a police officer present in an establishment in a business it's added security it's absolutely what they want."

You keep believing that, Captain Oinkers.

Cops are terrible customers... especially in packs at bars. Gangbangers are more well behaved.


This. The worst that'll happen with the gangbangers is getting stomped by them. The police will stomp you, and then charge you with bull****. Plus they actually have incentives to behave. Who's going to swing by the police station to administer wall-to-wall counselling to police officers that act out?
 
2013-01-03 08:57:30 AM
Denny's serves donuts?
 
2013-01-03 08:57:42 AM
Oh no!

Someone who owns that franchise store made a decision about that business conservatives disagree with! They should go to jail!

Because freedom and the tenth amendment. Or something like that.
 
2013-01-03 08:59:09 AM

DeathBySmiley: Oh no!

Someone who owns that franchise store made a decision about that business conservatives disagree with! They should go to jail!

Because freedom and the tenth amendment. Or something like that.


I know this is fark and all... but maybe you should rtfa
 
2013-01-03 08:59:10 AM
Were the officers black?
 
2013-01-03 08:59:20 AM
I used to be a graveyard shift waitress at the 2nd busiest (at the time) Denny's in CA back when I was a youngun.  It was a veritable freakshow between 2 am and 7 am.  I can tell some seriously nightmarish customer stories.  I used to love when the cops came in.  If they were still there when I got off my shift, they'd walk me to my car to make sure I got there safely.  Good tippers too.
 
2013-01-03 08:59:25 AM
Three minutes later: "Everybody be cool, this is a robbery!"
 
2013-01-03 08:59:33 AM
Most places don't let armed gang members in.
 
2013-01-03 08:59:51 AM

Coming on a Bicycle: I'm sure that the people who normally argue: 'their place, their rules' are going to have a civilized discussion here.


Well, it's not actually their rules. Just a stupid, overzealous manager who was quickly overruled.
But I'm sure that won't stop the inevitable hysteria, butthurt, threats of boycott, and all the other outrage du jour crap.
 
2013-01-03 09:00:11 AM
I'd call Belleville a shiathole, but that would be unfair to outhouses.
 
2013-01-03 09:00:33 AM
 
2013-01-03 09:00:38 AM

Benjamin Orr: I know this is fark and all... but maybe you should rtfa


While he is going with a bit of hyperbole, why would his point be changed after reading the article?
 
2013-01-03 09:00:47 AM

Waldo Pepper: and before they left another manager came over and said they could stay


Think about that. One manager comes to your table to tell you you can't have guns in Denny's. You let them know you are police officers (in case they didn't already know), and they say, "Sorry, you still can't have your gun in here." You get up to leave mid-meal, and some other manager comes over and says you can stay if you want. What would you do? I think I'd go ahead and leave. On the other hand, I have never been much on being where I'm not wanted.
 
2013-01-03 09:01:21 AM

DeathBySmiley: Oh no!

Someone who owns that franchise store made a decision about that business conservatives disagree with! They should go to jail!

Because freedom and the tenth amendment. Or something like that.


Not sure where you pulled that info from, but it makes you look as stupid as the Denny's manager and the butt-hurt cops.
 
2013-01-03 09:01:39 AM
How many stories are there on Fark about employees being summarily fired for not following arcane company rules to the letter, despite it being obvious to all present that the rule was stupid in this-or-that case?

How many Walmart greeters need to be frog-marched out the door before a low-level Denny's employee got the message - 'comply.'

He wasn't trained to think, he was trained that the rules will be followed, or else. The fact that the rule was stupid was not his tasking.
 
2013-01-03 09:01:41 AM
Nothing like mouth from the so. showing you off to the public.
 
2013-01-03 09:02:20 AM
I hope this Denny's doesn't have a problem with making, "suffer an armed robbery" part of their routine...at least the neighboring business who didn't act so stupidly will be safer because of this. Free market win!!
 
2013-01-03 09:02:54 AM
Good. 5 officers wearing guns and uniforms into a restaurant is an intimidation technique. I would not feel comfortable eating my meal next to 5 power tripping loose cannons. The entire atmosphere of a place changes when cops walk through the door and it's not because everyone thinks heroes have just arrived.
 
2013-01-03 09:02:58 AM

Buffalo77: Here's your test to tell whether you are an idiot.

Scenario: 9/11, planes flying into bldg. America doesn't know how many other planes out there are potential missiles.

You look up and see several F-15s patrolling the skies around NYC.

If you are scared at that sight, you are an idiot or from Pakistan.


FTFY
 
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