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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 42
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2013-01-03 08:47:03 AM
12 votes:
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 08:45:54 AM
12 votes:
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 09:05:06 AM
7 votes:
Belleville Police Captain Don Sax said, "It's absolutely a slap in the face I totally agree it's completely disrespectful. How can anyone think to tell a police officer you can't be in here with your gun its absurd to me."

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."

Captain Sax added, "They had been harassed enough they have been embarrassed more than enough."


Captain Sax further added, "I'm not sure what's happening to me I can't stop speaking in continuous run-on sentences it may be a stroke please call for help."
2013-01-03 08:46:30 AM
6 votes:
I am sure they were actually there investigating the Tuesday Meatloaf surprise for crimes against humanity.
2013-01-03 09:26:58 AM
4 votes:

The Muthaship: 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.


You're here, aren't you?
2013-01-03 08:59:33 AM
3 votes:
Most places don't let armed gang members in.
2013-01-03 08:59:10 AM
3 votes:
Were the officers black?
2013-01-03 08:57:30 AM
3 votes:
Denny's serves donuts?
2013-01-03 09:39:26 AM
2 votes:

WinoRhino: Some people, including those in this thread, will complain about anything, I guess.


I don't like your sentence structure.
2013-01-03 09:28:03 AM
2 votes:

machodonkeywrestler: You're here, aren't you?


I'll just get my coat....
2013-01-03 09:08:34 AM
2 votes:
Being Denny's I'm going to assume these detectives were all black.
2013-01-03 09:05:19 AM
2 votes:
Can we establish minimum standards for the "Not News, News, Fark" thing?

"Denny's manager turns away men with guns," doesn't seem newsworthy to me. Maybe:

"Boring: Denny's manager turns away men with guns. Interesting: Men were on duty, uniformed police officers." or

"Small Town, Red State News: Denny's manager turns away men with guns. Fark: Men were on duty, uniformed police officers."

But the "Not News..." thing only works if the story actually escalates to a funny/absurd level. Escalating from "boring" to "interesting" isn't enough.

Good example:
Not News: Senator cheats on wife. News: Using taxpayer funds for romantic vacations. Fark: "Other woman" was actually his pet frog.)
2013-01-03 09:04:34 AM
2 votes:

freetomato: 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.


There is a Waffle House here that is like that. I stop in once in awhile around 3-4am, it looks like the Afterlife Waiting Room from Beetlejuice.
2013-01-03 08:59:25 AM
2 votes:
Three minutes later: "Everybody be cool, this is a robbery!"
2013-01-03 02:57:21 PM
1 votes:

JSam21: yesanded: Article: "The manager told the detective she would have to leave or secure the gun in her car, that guns are not allowed in Denny's." "...A second manager showed up and told the officers they could stay with their weapons. But, the detectives left anyway."

Headline: "Police Banned From Denny's For Guns"

Fox News Fans" We're OUTRAGED!!!


Aaaaaaaand the cycle is complete.

No... the Chief said that his officers can no longer go to that restaurant while on duty. The "outrage" is from the fact that this country has become so fearful of a single inanimate that people that have to wear said object while working are asked not to while at work.


A customer expressed concern over something that was not fully understood. A junior level member of management, while technically correct, mishandled the situation. Two increasingly senior levels of management agreed that an exception to the rule was in order, and apologized for the misunderstanding. Five public servants copped an attitude and a police chief complained to the media. Story hit the interweb. Panties were irrigated. That's all this is.
2013-01-03 01:20:45 PM
1 votes:

Nacc: I've never known anybody that didn't want a hole in they butt. Its absolutely what they want.


but... I need the hole in my butt.

I poop from there!

:-\
2013-01-03 11:13:28 AM
1 votes:

algrant33: MycroftHolmes: algrant33: WinoRhino: MycroftHolmes: here to help: DECMATH: here to help: Cops are terrible customers... especially in packs

After RTFA your comment seems most appropriate. The first employee asked them to take their weapons outside before knowing they were police. Second employee tried to make amends, but the detectives decided to be dicks about it.

Yup. Worship us or we will exact revenge.
I don't hate all cops but quite a few sure make it hard to like them.

So, you are asked to leave. You point out very reasonably why your behavior (carrying a firearm) is not inappropriate. You are rebuffed. All this is in public. If this had happened to me, I sure as heck would have left. You clearly have an issue with police.

This. No one arguing against the cops in this thread seems to want to acknowledge the following:
1. It is legal for ANY citizen in Montana to carry a firearm in the open.
2. Denny's policy was to ALLOW police to carry guns in their establishment. The first manager didn't know that. The second one did.
3. The cops left voluntarily even when told they didn't have to. Probably because they exercised good judgement and said , "Enough of a scene has been made, let's just leave."

All you have is automatic police hating people giving their knee-jerk reactions in this thread. No amount of facts will change their prejudiced and ignorant opinions because they all heard of stories from friends of friends of friends that some cop somewhere once acted like an authoritarian jerk.

THIS ISN'T IN FARKING MONTANA... IT'S IN EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLINOIS.

How the HELL did you come up with Montana?

I am confused. I could see how Wino confused MO with Montanna, but how did you get East St. Louis, Illinois out of Belleville, MO, or is there a joke I am missing?

It's Bellevue, IL, which is the next town into IL on I-64.

/former local


Bellevue, IL is near I-74 by Peoria. Belleville is near I-64 and is further south by 170 miles.

I moved to Belleview, IL, from Bellevue, NE four years ago and I still screw up occasionally when giving my address.
2013-01-03 10:59:44 AM
1 votes:

fat_free: Do us all a favor and STFU, you have no farking idea what the rules are in East St. Louis, IL. Also, if you own a business, restaurant or a bar, you can request that customers not carry a weapon while in YOUR establishment or they will not be served. Interfering while on duty -- ok, dipshiat, they are EATING A MEAL AT A RESTAURANT, not investigating a crime.


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2013-01-03 10:22:57 AM
1 votes:
long read, felt appropriate for the thread

linked because too big:
big-ass pic with story about idiots freaking out at the sight of a citizen with a firearm
2013-01-03 10:16:49 AM
1 votes:

Kimpak: Wow, farkers are a bunch of paranoid farks. Seems like 98% of threads involving cops are dominated by people who think the vast majority of police are some sort of power hungry mobsters shooting at John Q. Public for no particular reason.


Is it paranoia if it's true?
2013-01-03 10:14:19 AM
1 votes:

david_gaithersburg: The left has completely snapped. Between this and their calling for political assassinations Link. The Dems had better take back their party from these so-called-progressives PDQ.


You sure do have a lot of free time on your hands. Are you on welfare or something?
2013-01-03 10:01:16 AM
1 votes:
Only crime happening there that night was the way the food was prepared
2013-01-03 09:52:38 AM
1 votes:

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.


You've just described the typical FarkLibtard, and for this, I thank you.
2013-01-03 09:46:40 AM
1 votes:

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: freetomato: 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.

There is a Waffle House here that is like that. I stop in once in awhile around 3-4am, it looks like the Afterlife Waiting Room from Beetlejuice.


It is
2013-01-03 09:28:28 AM
1 votes:

generallyso: FTA: Belleville Police Captain Don sax said, "It's absolutely a slap in the face I totally agree it's completely disrespectful."


You'd think a police captain would refrain from run-on sentences.
2013-01-03 09:21:44 AM
1 votes:

fireclown: black


If they were they'd have been robbing the place, not eating there.
2013-01-03 09:20:51 AM
1 votes:
Local Denny's manager is no rocket scientist. Film at 11.
2013-01-03 09:13:25 AM
1 votes:
If anything, I bet the police response times to service calls at this Denny's will be faster than before. They'd look pretty bad to the locals if they seemed like they were holding a grudge.
2013-01-03 09:05:55 AM
1 votes:

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.


Thanks for that. I now have you favorited as "Indescribable Idiocy".
2013-01-03 09:02:54 AM
1 votes:
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 09:01:21 AM
1 votes:

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 08:59:51 AM
1 votes:

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 08:59:20 AM
1 votes:
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 08:56:43 AM
1 votes:

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 08:52:58 AM
1 votes:

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 08:52:16 AM
1 votes:

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 08:51:57 AM
1 votes:
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 08:51:45 AM
1 votes:
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.
2013-01-03 08:51:35 AM
1 votes:
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 08:49:44 AM
1 votes:
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 08:46:56 AM
1 votes:
Right of free association.
2013-01-03 08:45:10 AM
1 votes:
Once again, laws only affect the law-abiding.

\the Dude abides
 
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