Police Officer Claims He Was Denied Service At Sunoco Gas Station

Police Officer Claims He Was Denied Service At Sunoco Gas Station

July 19, 2016

Police Officer Claims He Was Denied Service At Sunoco Gas Station

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"

and

"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.

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15 Responses

PAT MILLER
PAT MILLER

July 20, 2016

A national boycott isn’t necessary. Sunoco handled it correctly and terminated the employee.

Pam Agnew
Pam Agnew

July 20, 2016

When does it stop. No protest. No boycott. STOP!!! The person was terminated. That sends the message. Kudos to Sunoco for stepping up to the plate. What I am most upset about is the fact that there were people in line behind this officer and NO ONE said anything or did anything on his behalf. What a great story to tell if the person behind him had taken his drink from him, paid for it and given it back to him. Or if that did not work everyone walk out without a purchase.
This goes so much deeper than one person refusing to serve one of our nations heros. It is a testiment to the lack of respect shown them on a daily basis by way too many people. Just for a moment imagine all police officers go home too afraid for their lives (I know that’s far fetched because protecting us is who they are) but what if…. That should scare the living hell out of any law abiding person which happens to be the MAJORITY of society. God protect those heros who protect us!

Thomas C Williams
Thomas C Williams

July 20, 2016

Let me see if I got this straight…One obvious dickhead (who happens to work for Sunoco) refuses to sell a Gatorade to a uniformed police officer and now he has been terminated AND Sunoco sends its apologies to all parties involved for this idiot. Now the president of the police union has called for a boycott of all Sunoco stations? Why? Sunoco did exactly what they should have done. They terminated the employee and apologized completely. Sounds like they did the RIGHT thing and yet some people still want to see them punished. Yeah this ought to help pave the way for better relations…?

David L. Poe, Jr.
David L. Poe, Jr.

July 19, 2016

Come to one of our stations/convenience stores in your Police uniforms and you will not be denied service. But you will get respect, proper welcoming, even a free coffee. I personally support uniformed officers of the law, police as well as fire and military, and paramedics and ambulance employees.

LIla
LIla

July 19, 2016

I Call BS on the last comment. You cant, well can but shouldn’t boycott ANYTHING because of one person, it’s Ignorant as hell to act in that manner. The clerk was terminated, so the station management did the right thing. That in itself is a reason to go back there. People are so stupid.

Carolyn
Carolyn

July 19, 2016

So you want to boycott all Sunoco stations due to the action of one person who boycotted all law enforcement due to the action of one cop. That’s really getting the message out, huh.

Jo
Jo

July 19, 2016

Dear former employee. You were fired and you know why!

Bruce
Bruce

July 19, 2016

I agree that what happened is inexcusable. No officer or any other customer should be denied service unless they are a disruption to the business . to hold a nationwide ban on Sunoco stations because of what one person did is going over-the-top.

Keith
Keith

July 19, 2016

Let me get this straight. We have a few bad cops. And there are several good cops that have gotten caught in the crossfire of everybody hating cops. So a few managed to disrupt the Integrity of many good cops. Now we have one Sunoco employee that is refusing service because he believes this one cop is bad just like all the rest. Sunoco corporate has investigated and terminated this one employee hand made in a public apology to this officer and his fellow brethren. My problem is this now the president of the police Union wants everybody to boycott Sunoco because of this one incident. Is it me or has the problem now come full circle.

Walter
Walter

July 19, 2016

Get over it. We don’t need to boycott any company because of what one stupid employee does. Did the company step up and do the right thing? Yes, support them for having a backbone and not just brushing it under the rug.

dawn rooks
dawn rooks

July 19, 2016

Although I can totally understand the reaction of wanting to boycott…..wisdom needs to prevail. Just as 99.999…. % of cops are good decnt people trying to do an extremely difficult job & the few bad apples and media are making it so terrible at this time, the same goes to these very few clerks that are refusing service to our heroes. These idiots are far from the norm & most people really do respect & appreciate the job you all do. Don’t let one lost soul in the mix mak these kind of waves… they’re not worth it & it just causes more friction (which is what they want) & you are much better that that… it would be lowering yourselves to their level. Boycotting all sunoco for what one dip sh#@ did is plying their game, please don’t do it. Loves & hugs to all of you on the nations front lines <3

Keith h
Keith h

July 19, 2016

Because of one individual view of the world. The police want to boycott all of the gas stations. That is petty. Be the bigger man here.

Rhonda Fitch
Rhonda Fitch

July 19, 2016

So very sad!! Glad the man was fired!! We should always support our civil servants like police and firemen, they like our military risk their lives everyday to protect us!!!

Judy
Judy

July 19, 2016

Then the police should not patrol or come to there rescue when being robbed. CAUSE THEY DON"T WANT TO!

Patti Visyak
Patti Visyak

July 19, 2016

I will be the very first to stand up for any of our police officers!! If the Sunoco would not of terminated this person then I would say yes, boycott but since action was taken, then they had corrected this behavior…shame on that employee (lets say ex-employee)

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