Chief: Restaurant fired cashier who refused to serve officer

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ROXBORO, NC (AP) — A police chief says a North Carolina fast-food restaurant has fired at least one employee after a cashier refused to serve an officer.

Roxboro Police Chief David Hess told WTVD-TV that a police sergeant visited a Cook Out restaurant in Roxboro last week and was denied service by a cashier. Hess said that after word about what happened spread on social media, the cashier was fired.

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He said he was saddened by the cashier’s refusal to serve the officer in the town about 50 miles northwest of Raleigh near the Virginia state line.

A message left seeking comment at Cook Out’s corporate headquarters wasn’t immediately returned Monday. The company’s website says the chain has around 250 stores in 10 southeastern states.