Norfolk, VA – Two Norfolk police officers who went to Del Vecchios were shocked to see what had been typed on their receipt.
The incident occurred on Wednesday, October 25.
The two officers, who were not identified, went to the popular restaurant and ordered a few slices of chicken-ranch pizza and salads.
When they got the receipt, it had “F**k tha police” typed on it, a phrase from NWA’s hit song. The phrase is clearly shown on the receipt, which also shows the total amount owed and a discount.
Del Vecchios has been a popular restaurant for police officers to eat at, but one officer said that he would be done after this.
This officer, whose name was not released, said that Del Vecchios had been “one of our most trusted eating spots” for a long time but not after what happened to the two officers.
Employees from the restaurant posted apologies on its Facebook page by Thursday night, and the responsible employee was fired on Friday.
In its Facebook post, Del Vecchios said:
“It has been brought to our attention that a receipt has gone viral that does NOT represent our establishment adequately. We apologize for this. We appreciate the police department and have many friends and family that have served and continue to serve the community. The person who is responsible is being dealt with in a timely manner.”
Some police officers responded to the controversy and defended the restaurant. One officer said that it was a joke that the officer took too personally while another officer said that Del Vecchios was very “police-friendly.”
According to manager Emily Browning, the restaurant employee knew one of the officers outside of work, and that it was a “joke that escalated.”
She said “We love our police department” and “we always take care of them.”
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