On 18 September 2017, the spouse of a Torrance police officer posted an image to her personal Facebook account showing a receipt from Rancho Santa Margarita-based pizzeria chain Pieology on which an employee had evidently typed in the phrase “Fuck the cops”:.
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A police officer was given a receipt with the phrase ‘’Fuck the cops’’on 18 September 2017, the spouse of a Torrance police officer posted an image to her personal Facebook account showing a receipt from Rancho Santa Margarita-based pizzeria chain Pieology on which an employee had evidently typed in the phrase “Fuck the cops”.
The company quickly fire an employee and apologized as soon as they came to know about an incident.Torrance police Sgt. Ronald Harris confirmed that..
This is extremely disappointing to hear and we apologize for this upsetting situation. (1/3)— Pieology Pizzeria (@pieology) September 18, 2017
Please know we have taken swift and serious action by immediately terminating this employee. (2/3)— Pieology Pizzeria (@pieology) September 18, 2017
The officer went to lunch there [Thursday] and he later shared that receipt with some of his peers earlier this morning [18 September 2017]. The wife of another officer found out and posted it to her private social media account. Due to the publicity that received, the department became aware of it. We did send a representative down there and left our info. Our goal was to speak with management to make sure we build that bridge and let them know we have no bad feelings toward their business
The officer was having lunch at the pizza chain’s Torrance location on PCH when this incident took place. He left the staff for the woman who helped him before being handed his receipt, which was later posted to social media by a friend of the officer’s wife.
The officer declined to comment about the employee, and a spokesman for the police department told the Press Enterprise the officer didn’t have time to confront the staff.
“He wanted to say something. He wanted to go up to the young lady who actually wrote this,”Sgt. Ronald Harris, a Torrance Police Department spokesman. “He wasn’t angry, but he was so pressed for time.”
Harris also said the officer was not mad, just curious why the employee felt the need to do something like that.
“He feels very sorry for this individual and wonders what bad experience she had with law enforcement to do something like that,” Harris said
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