A pizza shop worker was sacked after they left an offensive message on the bottom of the bill for a cop who ordered a slice.
Officer Nito Delgado-Eberhardt had stopped in for dinner at Southside Flying Pizza in Austin, Texas, on Saturday night when he spotted the offensive message.
Typed at the bottom of the bill for one slice and a soda was: ‘pig a** motherf***er.’
Delgado-Eberhardt shared the picture of the bill on social media, while also claiming the staff member ‘flipped off’ his police car.
This picture shows a offensive message that was left at the bottom of a bill for a Texas cop who went to a pizza store in Austin on Saturday night
‘Was hoping to get a quick slice for the road. Instead, got a bad vibe from the cashier,’ it read.
‘What sealed the deal for me was seeing her taking a picture of the patrol car while flipping it off. Good times.
‘The receipt is proof after the fact that it was money well spent to learn about this place. We did NOT eat the food.’
Southside Flying Pizza manager David Hatley told Fox7 he was ‘appalled’ when he saw what had been said by the employee.
‘Where we hang our hat is customer service and quality of food, but even more so with the police officers that work in our community,’ he said.
‘Obviously we’re deeply appalled by the incident and that employee has been let go.
Delgado-Eberhardt shared the picture of the bill on social media, while also claiming the staff member ‘flipped off’ his police car
The cop stopped in for dinner at Southside Flying Pizza in Austin, Texas, on Saturday night when he spotted the offensive message
‘We’ve also already donated a combined $1,000 to a police memorial fund.’
The store’s Facebook page was flooded with positive reviews from people who said management did ‘the right thing’ by sacking the staff member and making a donation.
‘When you take action against people who disrespect law enforcement and then donate to fallen officers you have gone above and beyond what most businesses do when their employees act like this,’ one person wrote.
‘Awesome establishment, thank you for supporting our nation’s law enforcement officers!’ another said.
‘Five stars in my book. Any business that takes a quick and decisive stand for our law enforcement is top notch. Thank you!’ another added.
But the positive feedback online hasn’t stopped Hatley from receiving death threats, Fox7 reports.