A teen worker's good deed got him suspended and nearly fired.
18 year old Zack Randolph was working at cookie shop in the mall when a cop stopped by to buy a dessert. Recognizing the man before him, Rudolph then offered to pay for the officer's dessert.
"He's just a really nice guy," Rudolph explained in an interview. "On top of that, he's a badge. That's enough for me to buy him something. It's the least I can do."
The couple in line behind the officer seemed to disagree. They demanded a free dessert, too!
When Rudolph refused, he was written up, suspended, and threatened with termination.
Tami Rudolph, Zack's mother, immediately shared his story on Facebook.
Rudolph's actions did not go unnoticed by his local police department.
"[We] would like to say thank you for supporting law enforcement and going the extra step to show your appreciation."
Upon learning of the incident, Rudolph's employer, Great American Cookies, came to his defense and released the following statement.
Watch the full interview with Zack Rudolph below.