Pieology Employee Fired After Printing Anti-Police Message on Torrance Officer’s Receipt

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An employee at pizza shop in Torrance was fired Monday after printing a derogatory message on a police officer’s receipt.

A Pieology restaurant is seen in a photo posted to the company's Facebook page.

A Pieology restaurant is seen in a photo posted to the company’s Facebook page.

The exchange occurred Thursday when the uniformed officer stopped by Pieology about noon for a quick lunch. When the cashier handed him his receipt, he noticed “F— The Cops” printed in the top right corner, said Sgt. Ronald Harris of the Torrance Police Department.

“He was very empathetic, wanted to take the person aside and ask them why they felt so harshly against law enforcement,” Harris said of the officer, who was identified only as a department veteran. “He wanted to talk to this person about it.”

But, Harris said, the officer was pressed for time and ultimately stayed quiet because he didn’t want his lunch to be tampered with.

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