Starbucks is drawing some Internet outrage after a Philadelphia police sergeant went on Facebook and lashed out against a "young blonde liberal" who he said wouldn't let him use the restroom last week at the coffee chain's 1301 Chestnut Street location.
The sergeant is not named in the original post, which was posted Friday on Starbucks' Facebook page by fellow Philadelphia Police Officer Joe Leighthardt. It has since been shared more than 11,500 times. Leighthardt said he knows the sergeant.
The unnamed sergeant said he was in full uniform and that the employee would not give him the key code to the bathroom because he was not a paying customer.
"As I walked out with my hand up and while she continued loudly to tell me about the bathroom down the street, I was even more astonished that the many customers and other employees said nothing and seemed indifferent," the sergeant wrote. "This is the world cops live in anymore. It's hip for this generation to berate and totally disrespect cops in front of the public and praise cop killers as the heroes of they're (sic) time."
Some Facebook users are vowing not to go to Starbucks. The company said it is looking into the matter.
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