Professor Claims Dunkin' Donuts Put His 'Life In Danger' By Calling Cops On Him

Timothy Nelson claimed that a Dunkin Donuts manager kicked him out because of his race, then put his life at risk.

Santa Fe, NM – A part-time college professor, who also works as a racial justice director, claimed that a Dunkin’ Donuts manager kicked him out of the coffee shop because of his race, then placed his life in danger by calling the police.

"It's as if saying, 'We don't need your kind around here. We don't need your stuff. We don't need all that you're bringing around here,'" Timothy Nelson, a historian and University of New Mexico professor, told KOB. "'We don't need it.'"

According to Nelson, the incident occurred on Oct. 15.

He says that he stopped at Dunkin’ Donuts on St. Francis Drive to buy a cup of coffee while his car was being repaired at a nearby Firestone shop, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

Coffee in hand, Nelson left the Dunkin’ Donuts, wandered through a cemetery, and checked on the status of his vehicle repairs before he returned to the coffee shop to use the business’s Wi-Fi.

According to Nelson, a Dunkin’ Donuts manager later approached him and told him he needed to leave.

“All I know is, she said I was there too long,” he explained to KRQE.

“You’re done,” the manager told him in a cell phone recording Nelson provided to the news outlet.

“So what you’re saying is, I only get an hour?” he asked her.

“Timothy! Timothy,” the manager interrupted. “Goodbye.”

In another video clip, Nelson asked the manager if she had called the police.

“You’re causing a scene,” she told him. “Goodbye!”

Nelson told KRQE that he believes the reason he was kicked out of the shop was due to his race – not because of the business’s one-hour rule.

"Come on! A one-hour rule at Dunkin'?” he told the news outlet. “Come on, man!"

A video Nelson later uploaded to Facebook showed him interacting with police when they arrived to handle the manager’s complaint.

Nelson explained that he had brought his car to be repaired because someone had “n----r-rigged” his vehicle, so he decided to get a cup of coffee while he waited.

After he told the officers about his encounter with the Dunkin’ Donuts manager, Nelson questioned where the coffee shop’s one-hour rule had “come from,” the video showed.

The officers calmly explained that they understood Nelson’s frustration, but that the business was private property and had the right to impose rules as they saw fit.

“I’m sorry to tell you that,” the officer said.

Nelson told the officers that he knew the situation was not the officers’ fault, and the police even offered to take him somewhere else so he could access Wi-Fi.

Nelson then referenced the camo-print coat he was wearing, and said it might have made him look like he was “homeless.”

“But I was in the Army, right?” Nelson said. “So as Lieutenant Nelson, I couldn’t be in there for longer than an hour if my f--kin'…see what I’m saying?”

Nelson spent several more minutes discussing the issue with the officers, who then chatted with him about his military service and the problems he was having with his car, the video showed.

Despite the cordial interaction, Nelson later told KRQE that the Dunkin’ Donuts manager put his “life in danger” by calling them to the scene.

“For you to have called the police, you put my life in danger,” Nelson said, adding that he planned to use the video and experience to help teach his college class about police brutality against African Americans.

The coffee shop’s franchisee, Irene Deubel, told the Santa Fe New Mexican that she asked Nelson to leave the store because she thought he hadn’t made a purchase, and denied allegations that she kicked him out because he is black.

“I know what my policy is and it’s going to remain,” Deubel said. “It’s not because he was black. It’s because he was sitting here without purchasing something. If I went to the store, I would never do that.”

According to Deubel, Nelson “went off like a madman” when she told him about the shop’s one-hour policy.

“He went all out of control,” she said. “I mean – totally.”

"The franchisee who owns and operates the restaurant informs us that this incident resulted from a misunderstanding, and that she apologizes to the guest for the poor experience," Dunkin’ Donuts corporate office said in a statement to FOX News.

The company explained that the franchisee’s policy is to “allow guests to remain in her restaurant no more than an hour after making a purchase,” but that the corporation does not require their franchisees to have such a policy.

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javaguy
javaguy

Should have just turned of the wifi

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

If he's a "racial justice director" he needs to adjust his view of police and what he says when he opens his mouth publicly .....in no way did DD put his life in danger, even by his own statement. All he's trying to do is get himself a "ghetto lottery" ticket from DD. I normally support anyone who has served in the military but this type of behavior is, in my opinion, bullshit.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

A lot of Firestone locations also have free coffee for their customers and usually have snack machines as well.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Oh please!! Give it a rest you idiot Liberal SJW!!! You were not asked to leave because of your race and you were NEVER in danger!! Another but but but "muah feelings" were hurt so it's racist. For someone who's a "professor" you really are stupid!!! Just can't free himself from the mental plantation!!

RIDGERUNNER
RIDGERUNNER

The majority of businesses who offer WIFI service in my city have one hour per customer. It doesn't matter if you are black, white or pink with purple polka dots, The rule started because there were people who were purchasing one cup of coffee and nursing it for hours so they could hog the WIFI service. Taking up seats from paying customers. I certainly would not tolerate that.

Grinch8541
Grinch8541

POS! I feel sorry for his students!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Another classic example of someone using the race card to say the rules don't apply to them. BLM started all this nonsense. Sad.👎

FedUpViewer
FedUpViewer

Put his life in danger? How? The police did nothing wrong and even said they would take him somewhere else so he could use another's wifi. The police never, not once, did anything to suggest this man's life was in danger. This POS with his yelling about race is the one that is racist.

I want to say much more on this subject, but I feel that I need to be quiet now.

61mouse
61mouse

He set this up, due to the classes he so calls teach. He's making himself look more like an ass during every interveiw

61mouse
61mouse

Most suto repair places offer FREE WIFI and coffee while you wait . This was planned. Hope he has a squeaky clean background cuz someone is going to be digging in his closet. And hope it's some good shit they find .

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

When all you do is look for racism, isn't it funny that you can always find it.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

HA -the only way this guy's life was in danger was by the high level of cholesterol he has from all those doughnuts. Some of these lowlifes can get real mean real quick when they don't get their daily fill of unhealthy food. YOU HAD YOUR LIMIT FOR TODAY PORK CHOP !!

This was so contrived as he used this orchestrated "life experience as a (sniff,sniff) discriminated black man" as "teaching material" for his easily impressionable /no common sense /no think for themselves student body. He then tried to become a martyr ........and it then blew up just like the creme filled doughnut spread all over his chubsey ubsey face. Clean up your face and BTW-stop with the cliche' haircuts from the movie "The Predator" !!!.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LordSeamus how are you denigrating the guy in this story, when on the other Dunkin' story, you supported the guy that didn't buy a thing and slept in the store for hours?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@61mouse how do you stick up for a guy who was told repeatedly to leave a Dunkin and refused, and denigrating this guy for being told to leave a Dunkin?

socialistsnitemare
socialistsnitemare

What a winy little beeacch.

TangoTango
TangoTango

As soon as I saw he was a part time professor, I knew he was a race baiting idiot!!! The Police were so kind to him as to offer to take him elsewhere to use WiFi and told him they were sorry about him being asked to leave and HE SAID HE WOULD USE THE VIDEO TO TEACH HIS STUDENTS ABOUT POLICE RACISM AND VIOLENCE TOWARD BLACKS!!!!

What a whiny little baby!!!! Someone get this loser a pacifier and put him down for a nap!!! He is just like a toddler who refuses to go to sleep!!!!

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

LOW_EST IQ says -"@angeleyes you can also give it a rest, bitch. and enough with the woman-hating narrative, I call everyone a bitch on here, man or woman. Equal opportunity cursings"

and apparently Low is a true equal opportunity ghetto lowlife . Real class Low_EST. Your Mama did a shit job raising you, you sick wack job.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

There is nothing written that says that Donunut Shop managers have to be Rhoades Scholars. Obviously she made a mistake and he attempted to seize the opportunity to make a scene. The cops' performance was above reproach.

rover77
rover77

guess his race card wasn't enough

OLDRELOADER
OLDRELOADER

We need to bring back "we have the right to refuse service to anyone" and enforce it. The owners pay for the property, If they don't want you there GO SOMEWHERE ELSE and stop whinning.

No. 26-30
RPG156
RPG156

When you are a hammer, everything looks like a nail...

jiminsd
jiminsd

Nothing wrong with being asked to leave.

Just Me28
Just Me28

Wait a minute...after what appears to be a completely sympathetic, cordial interaction of the officers, he says he "planned to use the video and experience to help teach his college class about police brutality against African Americans." Really? What part of the interaction had anything to do with police brutality?

Photodaleen
Photodaleen

Idiot!!

Patriotdave
Patriotdave

REPOST: If he was so worried about his "life being in danger" he could have left before the cops showed up. You know it took them 20-30 minutes to get there. This SJW just wanted some face time on the news.