Armed, off-duty officer kicked out of restaurant

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good evening I'm Sharon Koh a San Antonio restaurant issues an apology after an employee kicks out a San Antonio police officer for carrying a gun has sparked a firestorm online these are just some of the comments we found on her Facebook page well some say the move was an honest mistake others are calling for the restaurant to do more than just apologize Eyewitness News reporter at equal our dough has the story a family friend of the San Antonio police sergeant asked to leave from the Fogo de Chao Brazilian steakhouse over the weekend posted on Facebook that the officer was celebrating a family birthday the post reads he was dressed in his soft uniform displaying his badge and carrying his duty weapon Jason Chandler says the family of the officer asked him to post what happened in a matter of days a gardener thousands of shares sparking backlash people posted on the restaurants Facebook page saying in part quote you lost my business and I will never spend money at your establishment again foga de Chao issued an apology saying we sincerely apologize to the San Antonio Police Department and the officer in question for the incident that occurred at her restaurant unfortunately a member of our team made the wrong call in San Antonio we are working hard to address and correct this unfortunate lapse in judgment they say the restaurant CEO also reached out to the officer s apd released the following statement this incident was a misunderstanding of Texas law as it applies to peace officers adding that the employee was apologetic and professional to the officer and clear find the manager never told the off-duty officer that police were not welcome at the restaurant the business clearly states weapons are not allowed on premise but according to Texas law peace officers and special investigators are allowed to carry weapons at hotels restaurants retail businesses sport venues and any other place of public accommodation some Facebook users have accepted the restaurants apology stating quote a very tough mistake but great job taking responsibility and the appropriate steps a D guardo Ken's 5 Eyewitness News


Donald Thorpe · July 30, 2019 at 7:40 pm

A business owner should be able to determine who is welcome on their property and under what circumstances. The Texas law forcing business owners to allow open carry by cops is an infringement on property owners rights. I prefer restaurants that allow all open carry but that decision should be up to the businesses owner and not politicians. If a business want to restrict carrying of firearms by anyone including cops on their property they should have that right.

Jimmy Perales · July 30, 2019 at 7:40 pm

Ill never eat there I do tv in San Antonio Chicago and San Diego I let my customers know to go elsewhere sapd our my brothers fogo de chow is like liberal jackasses

Jesua Diaz · July 30, 2019 at 7:40 pm

Never knew Fogo De Chฤo would do this.

Rebeca A. Aguilar · July 30, 2019 at 7:40 pm

Yes wrong call…with the wrong individual

Brother Rob · July 30, 2019 at 7:40 pm

They dont protect anything. –>

LUCIANA THOMAS · July 30, 2019 at 7:40 pm

Fogo de chao omg I am Brazilian that's sad sorry for those asshole Brazilians people owww what embarrassing sorry my FRIENDS I am Brazilian I can stand my people too…๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท

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