Friday, July 18, 2008

Serve me coffee (for free) and I'll protect


As always, one should read a news story with a jaundiced eye; I found this one to be entertaining, especially the outcome. Ah, those wacky civil servants.

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Daytona Beach cop fired for demanding free coffee
Fri Jul 18, 5:53 AM ET

An internal affairs report says a Daytona Beach police officer demanded free coffee and tea from a Starbucks and threatened employees with slower emergency response times if they refused.

Lt. Major Garvin, a 15-year veteran, was fired July 8. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Chief Mike Chitwood says Garvin recently failed a polygraph test that he insisted on taking.

The coffeehouse's employees claim that since June 2007, Garvin had visited the store as many as six times a night while on duty. Besides demanding free drinks, workers complained that Garvin also cut in front of paying customers.

A telephone listing for Garvin could not be found.
Copyright © 2008 The Associated Press.

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One presumes he supplied his own donuts.

Take care.
DAL357

1 comment:

theotherryan said...

These jerks make the few decen6t honest cops look like Aholes.