New York Police Department cops are now boycotting Dunkin’ Donuts. The efforts to not play into the stereotype of doughnut-loving cops is all but impossible in this case, but we’ll make an effort.
The police boycott of Dunkin’ Donuts is apparently in full swing now, as a sergeant was spotted Sunday walking into the 73rd Precinct station house with trays full of what appeared to be generic, corner-market brew. “No D&D in the 7-3,” he proudly announced while earning he tax payer funded salary.
Police union heads called for a boycott of the national chain famous for their doughnuts and coffee, and the movement has since percolated throughout the department. It all started last Sunday when a worker at a Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins at 1993 Atlantic Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant refused to scoop ice cream for two 73rd Precinct detectives — allegedly because they were cops.
A manager at the Brooklyn franchise that started the whole ordeal has apologized, and the parent company Dunkin’ Brands claimed the store’s confusing layout led the cops to try to order at a closed register. This explanation and apology were called “an insult” by police unions flinging the boycott into full force.
The cops involved in the original incident, however, claim they were denied service because they were cops. The two detectives, who were wearing suit pants, shirts and ties with their badges and pistols on their belts, reportedly got to the counter at the store but were ignored by a clerk who then called up the man standing behind them to take that individual’s order. The man gave the employee his order, but then said, “These two guys were in front of me.”
Detectives’ Endowment Association President Michael Palladino called the incident “disgraceful,” nonetheless. “I assume it is an isolated incident. Nevertheless, Dunkin’ Donuts corporate should issue an apology to the NYPD, and until that happens, I have asked detectives and their families to refrain from patronizing the stores,” he said.
Dunkin’ Doughnuts did apologize and even offered an explanation, but the overly emotional and sensitive cops apparently didn’t accept it. So, there’s more coffee and doughnuts for the rest of us until they can get over it.
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