An 18-year-old attempting to do a good deed for a police officer ended up being written up and suspended from work, reports Fox 26.
Zack Randolph was working at the Great American Cookies store in Katy Mills Mall in Katy, Texas, on Sunday, when a police officer came in to buy a cheesecake brownie. Randolph offered to buy the officer’s brownie as a sign of respect and support.
The couple in line behind the officer grew angry and demanded that Randolph buy their desserts, but he replied that he paid for the officer because he had a badge.
Randolph’s mother, who made a post on Facebook describing the situation, said that the couple began “verbally attacking him, calling my son a racist.”
My Son works at Katy Mills Mall and on Sunday evening an on duty Police Officer walked up to the counter and placed his…
The man threatened to come behind the counter and the woman threatened to slap Randolph, who said his assistant manager was able to diffuse the confrontation.
“He put his daughter down and came around to the side and was about to come back and come at me and thankfully my assistant manager and my co-worker stopped him.”
The man told Randolph that he would get him fired and almost made good on that promise.
The 18-year-old received notice that he had been written up and suspended for a week from work. If it wasn’t for his mother’s Facebook post going viral, Randolph would still be punished for his good deed.
Public outrage got the attention of the Great American Cookies company, which issued a statement saying that after review it “realizes the employee was right.” The Katy Mills store has issued an apology to Randolph and his mother, and the company issued a statement saying that it “supports law enforcement.”
Randolph said that he too supports law enforcement and would do it again.
“A lot of people I know my age don’t support police officers. I don’t think it’s fair.”
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