Did a Seattle Chocolate Store Refuse to Serve a Customer Because He's a Cop?

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A cop’s claiming a chocolate store refused to serve him.

And he’s not the only one.

On Tuesday, a Seattle policeman visited a cafe called Chocolati.

He was accompanied by a trainee.

Allegedly (apply that term to the whole of this story), the man just wanted a box of chocolates.

Hence, he put in his request.

The employee’s response, according to the Post Millennial:

“No, I won’t serve you.”

The afternoon encounter came courtesy of a “white female with green streaks in her hair” who likely lacks a “Fraternal Order of Police” license plate.

Indeed, no box was had, and that’s too bad — after all, the company’s website states thusly:

Chocolati was established in the year 2003 with the philosophy of making delightful chocolate confections that were both aesthetically creative and of the highest quality.

The site also champions the goal of growing “at a steady pace without compromising the quality and the personal attention we give to our customers and to our chocolates.”

Mission — it might be said — unaccomplished, including the occasion of the Post Millennial’s follow-up.

The outlet says it reached out to the artisan chocolate house, and here’s how things went:

[We] contacted Chocolati for comment and a store employee answered the phone. Upon informing the employee of the purpose of the call, the employee said…”Is this how you want to spend your time? Getting essential workers in trouble?”

The essential chocolate worker offered a suggestion:

“Shouldn’t you be spending your time harassing homeless people?”

The Millennial proposed that it leave a number for the owner or manager to call, which prompted, “You really want to spend your time getting essential workers in trouble?”

After the publication told the worker it would try back another time, they agreed.

Purportedly, the staffer provided a supplementary recommendation:

“…and go f— yourself.”

Well, per the stated mission, it really was “personal attention.”

Very personal.

Police — even the good ones — are surely having a rough time of it as of late.

For around a year, the nation’s seen marching throngs chanting “Stop the police,” “Defund the police,” and other, less printable transitive verbs.

Add to that a heightened scrutiny over conduct — which to be clear, in principle, I believe we need — along with increased, highly-charged prosecutions, and the effect is sure to be fewer cops.

As I covered last July, in New York City, 179 officers filed for retirement in one week.

By October, the Big Apple has seen an 84% increase in retirements.

Such a societal turn against law enforcement led to the airwave removal of three-decade hit Cops and the cancellation of Live PD.

Even Paw Patrol and Lego took a hit.

And on Tuesday, I covered an actress’s vow to not star in cop shows in order to fight white supremacy.

As for the cafe controversy, the Millennial added this:

UPDATE: Following the publication of this article, another police officer contacted The Post Millennial with a similar story from a different date where they were refused service at [another Chocolati location].

Seattle PD is reportedly at its lowest deployable number of police since the 1980s.

Cops back then were heralded as heroes.

For years, Americans all over wanted to be like CHiPs:

These days, it seems — at least in some situations — Chips can’t even get chocolate.

-ALEX

 

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