North Dakota Trooper Refused Service At KFC/Taco Bell

A KFC/Taco Bell employee refused to serve a North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper, and accused him of harassment.

Devils Lake, ND – A uniformed North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper was denied service at a combination Kentucky Fried Chicken and Taco Bell restaurant in Devils Lake, after an employee claimed that the trooper was only there to harass him.

The incident occurred over the weekend of Oct. 6, when the unnamed trooper stopped by the restaurant on his lunch break, WDAZ reported.

“No,” the employee allegedly said when the trooper attempted to place his order.

The employee, who does have a lengthy history of criminal offenses, accused the trooper of harassment and claimed that the trooper had arrested him in the past.

According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the trooper had just transferred to the Devils Lake area from another region in the state.

He had never arrested the irate employee, WDAZ reported.

While the trooper and a manager were discussing the issue, the employee called 911 to report that he was being harassed by the trooper, according to the news outlet.

But the employee directed the 911 dispatcher not to send any officers to the restaurant, and alleged that they would do nothing but harass him, as well.

In the meantime, the manager gave the trooper his order.

On Tuesday, Kentucky Fried Chicken issued an apology, and said they had spoken with the trooper, WDAZ reported.

“The franchise who owns this location is conducting an investigation of this matter,” the company said in a statement.

“The franchisee has contacted the trooper who was involved to apologize and assure him of their ongoing support of law enforcement,” they wrote.

It was unclear whether the employee would face discipline.

The corporate office also said they would cater a free lunch for the entire North Dakota Highway Patrol regional office.

Comments (20)
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LEO0301
LEO0301

That's the appropriate response from the corporate office.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

That's great that management dealt with the problem right on the spot, gave the trooper his meal personally, and then the corporate office, in apology over the whole incident to one trooper, offered a free lunch for the entire regional office. Now that is a nice and prompt apology!

All5xx
All5xx

Way to go KFC, problem solved, employee should be let go. I think he will cause problems down the line, probably contaminating food or drink.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

They should watch the employee who was harassed closely when he prepares the catered lunch -- he might still hold a grudge.

walkintall
walkintall

These sorts of stories are exactly why I bring my lunch. From home. That I made myself.