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Detroit Food Truck Won't Serve Police Officers

A Detroit food truck drew criticism for refusing to serve law enforcement officers. (Video via WJBK-TV)

By    |   Monday, 10 September 2018 10:42 AM

A Detroit food truck owner who refuses to serve police officers and other law enforcement officials has drawn widespread attention after a confrontation with two officers who she turned away Friday.

The owner of Rocky's Road Brew, Rocky Coronado, said she did not serve law enforcement agents because she felt unsafe around them, adding in a Facebook post that has since been deleted that she was "well within [her] rights to refuse service to law enforcement agents," according to Fox News.

In a separate post, Coronado described how two officers in bulletproof vests pulled up to her truck last week in an unmarked vehicle with tinted windows.

She told the officers she was closed "to not make a tense situation more so," prompting them to get out of their vehicle and question why they were being denied service.

"Not feeling confrontational, I meekly told her that I don't serve law enforcement," Coronado said, to which one officer said they were with The Humane Society and shared the same political views.

"That's when I was ready to rectify the situation but she quickly became belligerent," Coronado said, when one officer "took her phone out and stated taking pictures."

According to Coronado, the photos with the officers "false account" of what transpired went viral and led to an onslaught of criticism against her business.

"Despite the hate and slander, I am well," she said in her post, thanking her customers for their loyalty.

"I wanted to thank everyone for the emotional labor (these creeps cannot be reasoned with) and support."

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Coronado is known to be "uncooperative and rude," The Detroit News reported.

"She has clearly shown disdain for police; the million-dollar question is: Why? We'd like to know what the issue is, and would like to sit down and talk to her about her concerns," Craig said. "I don't agree with what she's putting on Facebook, but if she ever needs help we'll give her the same service we'd give anyone else."

Local restaurant owner, George Azar, did not agree with Coronado's response to the situation,

"Here in southwest should be a case study on how to police, in a good way, all the police here they're all community based, they actually stop in and say hello, how are you," Azar said, according to WJBK.

"I don't want her to feel like an outcast, however she needs to maneuver a little different."

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