Chief Responds After Food Truck Owner Declares Cops Too Dangerous To Serve

Rocky's Road Brew owner Rocky Coronado said she and her customers don't feel safe around cops, so she won't serve them.

Detroit, MI A Detroit food truck owner who refused to serve law enforcement officers said she did so out of concern for her customers safety.

On this street corner I encounter all types and the only type that has ever purposely intimidated me is DPD [Detroit Police Department], Rockys Road Brew owner Rocky Coronado wrote in a since-deleted Facebook post on Friday.

"The majority of my neighbors, customers, and myself do not feel safe around law enforcement agents [ICE, DPD, Homeland Security, etc.]," Coronado continued.

"I have asked friends from the National Lawyers Guild and I am well within my rights to refuse service to law enforcement agents," the post said.

She then declared that she would not serve law enforcement officers because they are too dangerous, according to The Detroit News.

"This for the safety of my neighbors and customers [who have all become friends] and myself," Coronado wrote.

The post also included a photo of a sign that read, We reserve the right to refuse service to cops.

On Saturday, Coronado penned another Facebook post explaining what she said had caused her to issue her anti-police declaration the day prior.

According to Coronado, two individuals in [an] unmarked, black suburban with tinted windows both with bulletproof vests and badges came to her food truck on Friday.

I do not serve law enforcement [ICE, Homeland Security, DPD, etc.], so I told em I was closed to not make a tense situation more so, she wrote.

Coronado said the vehicle soon returned, and that a woman still with bulletproof vest and badge came over to her to ask why she wouldnt serve them.

Not feeling confrontational, I meekly told her that I dont serve law enforcement, Coronado recounted.

She said she was ready to rectify the situation after the woman told her she was actually an employee of the Humane Society, but claimed the woman quickly became belligerent.

The customers already at the truck were harassed by her and photographed despite NOT having their consent, Coronado wrote. THATS WHEN I REFUSED HER SERVICE and asked her to leave.

Coronado decided to post the announcement that she would not serve law enforcement officers after the photos and the womans false account of what happened went viral, she said.

Since then, All Lives Matter, Patriots, MAGA, & Christians have been slandering, threatening, and harassing the business via Facebook, Coronado wrote.

These people are the threat to freedom, equality, & peace in America, she railed. Their code switching, their hate, their ignorance shows me Im on the right path.

Coronado then declared that her very existence is her resistance.

As a brown queer person in America, I am well aware that my very being is a threat to Amerikkka and its lineage of genocide, fragility, and hate, she wrote. These creeps cannot be reasoned with.

Coronado said her business would be temporarily closed so she could focus on self-care due to the madness of the situation.

She refused to comment further about the incident, The Detroit News reported.

If you can read, you know what the story is, she told the news outlet.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said the department is familiar with Coronado, and that she had been hostile with officers in the past.

"Generally speaking, we have good relations in that neighborhood, but my officers tell me whenever they've been in that area investigating criminal matters, she's been uncooperative and rude," Chief Craig told The Detroit News.

"She has clearly shown disdain for police, he added. The million-dollar question is: Why? We'd like to know what the issue is, and would like to sit down and talk to her about her concerns."

Although the chief disagreed with Coronados Facebook statements, her views will not affect officers willingness to help her if she is ever in need, he said.

Detroit Police Officers Association President Mark Diaz referred to Coronado as a squeaky wheel, and called her posts childish and immature, The Detroit News reported.

"Unfortunately, we live in a society where the media has sensationalized a lot of the anti-cop movement," Diaz said. "It's really just a small segment of society, but these squeaky wheels make the most noise, and they criticize everything police do."

"But it's their right if they choose not to serve police officers," he added. "It just shows that person's mentality.

In an interview with FOX News, Flowers of Vietnam owner George Azar, whose restaurant is next door to Coronados, said he grew up in the neighborhood, just like many of those who went on to join the local police force.

I was here before most of all these new businesses came up, and Im from [the] neighborhood, he explained.

Azar said he felt that law enforcement practices in Southwest Detroit should be a case study for how to police in this country in a good way.

All the police here, theyre all community-based, he explained. They actually stop in and say, Hello, how you doing?

I just felt like it was pretty inappropriate, he said of Coronados social media comments and attitude towards police. I dont want her to feel like an outcast, however she needs to maneuver a little different.

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JBo
JBo

Well the next time you are robbed or one of your employees is assaulted, don't call 911... call your ice cream vendor. Make sure all your employees know that as well as your customers.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

If these idiots don't like cops, when they need help they should call their local crack head instead. Let's see how much help that idiot is.

BobIn704
BobIn704

She wants to be known as the LESBIAN so can be supported by her kind...thats fine, but when she needs a police officer, police officers should start to pick and choose who they go to on calls....that would REALLY piss off a couple or two of people that have this attitude. She got her 15 seconds of fame...next

Pipkinrahl
Pipkinrahl

These fools are forgetting that police are under no obligation to "protect and serve". You don't serve them, they don't serve you.

RunCop
RunCop

Id like someone to bash this liberal POS s head in