A Jacksonville Beach, FL, police chief sent a warning to all police department personnel after a restaurant owner reportedly said that employees spit in law enforcement employees' food, reports WSOC TV.
Chief of Police Patrick Dooley sent a warning to his colleagues on Feb. 6 urging them to use caution when eating at Cruisers Grill in Jacksonville Beach.
Dooley's letter said that the owner of Cruisers, Robert Handmaker, indicated that his employees have in the past, or will in the future, spit in law enforcement employees' food.
Jacksonville Beach police became aware of the possibility after Handmaker reportedly told an officer, "I have been made aware for quite some time now that some of my employees have been spitting in officers' food, and now I know why, because you are all bullies."
According to a police report, Handmaker made the comment to officers after they responded to the business for a false fire alarm and one of them told him he couldn't resolve his complaint about receiving a traffic ticket.
"While I will not issue an order prohibiting patronization of Cruisers, please use caution for health and safety reasons if you choose to eat at this establishment," Dooley said in the letter.