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cop demands free coffee, gets fired...

by shawnlin / July 18, 2008 3:39 AM PDT

cop demands free coffee, gets fired...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25731525/?GT1=43001
excerpt:
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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.
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whhhaaaa???? ...ridiculous.

--S

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Was he getting donuts
by Angeline Booher / July 18, 2008 8:14 AM PDT

...... someplace else? Happy

Seriously, I wonder about a veteran of 15 years suddenly becoming not only demanding, but rude by cutting in front of paing customers.

Law enforcement is a very stressful job, and apparently he was on night duty. Now, I'm not making excuses for him. His behavior was not acceptable. But if this was his first such offense, the first time he had "thrown his weight around" and made unwarranted demands, perhaps given the proper help his career cold be saved.

Angeline
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I think the answer's in the story:
by Paul C / July 20, 2008 9:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Was he getting donuts
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.

Let's see: Apparently, Lt. Garvin had been doing this for six months. When confronted about it, he denied doing it and requested a polygraph - which he failed (can you say, "dumb!"?).

I think he got exactly what he deserved for being an arrogant, pompous idiot.
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I'm glad reality bites back
by Willy / July 18, 2008 10:19 AM PDT

If this had happened on a "1-to-1" basis I wondered what the outcome would have been? Some places provide this as a courserty(sp), but to demand it is another matter. -----Willy Happy

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I remember reading, a long time ago
by Dragon / July 20, 2008 1:47 PM PDT

that often, a cop would pay for his coffee with a buck and then the waitress ringing up the register would give him his "change" -- four quarters. Happy

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I was a cop. . .
by Coryphaeus / July 21, 2008 11:34 PM PDT

many years ago. Going to a restaurant for lunch, supper, etc., I was always offered my meal free. I always declined. I just didn't feel right.

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