On Thanksgiving evening, the police chief of tiny Kiefer, Oklahoma stated that he went right into a Starbucks to order takeout coffees for the emergency dispatchers who have been working throughout the vacation. However as a substitute of getting cups inked with a baffling misspelling of his first title—as is commonly the case at Starbucks—Johnny O’Mara stated that he was handed 5 cups labeled “Pig.”

The Starbucks supervisor supplied to reprint the labels, however O’Mara determined that wasn’t ok. He posted a photograph of the “Pig” cups on Fb and the now-deleted put up went predictably viral.

Inside a day, the story grew to become nationwide information, and Starbucks apologized for the “completely unacceptable” scenario, fired the barista that was allegedly accountable, reportedly fired the shop supervisor, and pledged to work on a nationwide stage to “promote higher understanding and respect” of regulation enforcement officers. (In the meantime, O’Mara’s daughter tweeted that her father “completely is a pig.”)

Dermot Shea was sworn in because the 44th Commissioner of the New York Metropolis Police Division (NYPD) on December 1, simply a few days after the Pig Cups have been handed out. Maybe that scenario was on his thoughts when he heard {that a} plainclothes NYPD officer bit right into a razor blade at a sandwich store in Queens, as a result of he misplaced his shit.

“To repeat: The NYPD has ZERO tolerance for acts of violence towards our cops,” he tweeted. “A sandwich purchased at a Queens deli on Thurs. contained a razor blade that reduce the within of a [NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau] cop’s mouth. He’ll be OK, however a full investigation into this abhorrent act is underway.”

Shea tagged John Ryan, the performing DA of Queens County, within the tweet, together with 9 different police chiefs, and the NYPD’s official Twitter account. In accordance with WABC, the incident allegedly passed off on the Bon Appetit Particular Meals Retailer in Belle Harbor, Queens. The officer was taken to a neighborhood hospital the place he was handled and launched.

Bon Appetit rapidly launched an announcement to say it was very sorry in regards to the scenario. “First, we want to lengthen our deepest apologies to the officer concerned on this unlucky incident. In our expertise, the NYPD Officers of the 100th and 101st precincts have been an exemplary instance of professionalism and repair to not solely our enterprise however to our area people within the Rockaways, Queens, and New York Metropolis at giant,” the store wrote. “If given the chance, the administration of Bon Appetit want to personally apologize to the officer and the remainder of the native regulation enforcement neighborhood.”

Bon Appetit stated that it might be totally cooperating with the NYPD’s investigation, and supplied to share all of its CCTV footage from the afternoon in query. It additionally promised to do its personal inner sleuthing into its staff’ and their meals prep strategies.

However by Saturday, nicely, Shea wasn’t precisely backtracking, however he did acknowledge that the razor factor gave the impression to be simply an unlucky mistake. “After a radical investigation by NYPD Detectives, it has been decided that the razor incident was certainly an accident,” he tweeted. “Fortunately, our officer or one other buyer wasn’t critically injured. Acceptable companies have been notified for comply with up to make sure this by no means occurs once more.”

He did not say whether or not the factor that ought to “by no means occur once more” is placing a restaurant on blast for an “act of violence” earlier than the alleged incident is investigated… however possibly that is one lesson right here.


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