It was New Year's Day when five officers from the
Belleville Police Department in Missouri were looking for a place to
grab something to eat.
They agreed on the old standby Denny's. They entered, settled in
and ordered their meals when a manager came over and told them that they
had to leave. The startled officers asked why, and she said
because they were armed. She said that another customer had
The officers (who were in plain clothes) identified themselves but to no
The manager did give them the option of disarming. They declined
Their chief has since put Denny's off limits to all officers.
Denny's Corporate later apologized and said they were welcome to come
back. There is no word on whether the chief will lift the ban.