Pieology, a pizza chain with a location in Torrance, donated over a dozen pizzas and met with Torrance police officers earlier this week in apology for an earlier incident. The week before, a Pieology employee left an obscene message on a police officer's receipt.
The officer stopped for lunch at the Pieology location in Torrance on September 14th, and was handed a receipt from a female cashier that read "F--- The Cops." The officer was in uniform at the time. He did not respond, and left a tip before leaving. Additionally, the officer had received a "uniform discount," a discount some businesses give to police officers in uniform.
The police officer showed the receipt to other officers later that day, and one of their wives posted a copy of the receipt on Facebook where it quickly went viral. A spokeswoman for the company stated on Monday that the employee had been fired, and her message did not reflect the opinions of Pieology. But, the damage had been done - many angry online users continued to post about the incident and some called for a boycott of the business.
Pieology expressed its extreme disappointment in the employee's action, and apologized to all police officers and first responders on behalf of the company. In addition to the donated pizzas, Pieology has made a large donation to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The Torrance Police Department posted on Facebook that the department "would like to give a heartfelt thanks to Pieology for their efforts and continued support of law enforcement."
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