Teen Buys Cop's Dessert, Couple In Line Wants Him Fired

posted by Nora Drapalski - 

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.

UPDATE: For the first time since my post on July 5, the Company reached out to Zack on Wed July 12 to offer a verbal...

Posted by Tami Kurtz Randolph on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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."

It was our pleasure to finally meet the young man from Great American Cookies, who did a selfless deed despite what...

Posted by Katy Police Department on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Upon learning of the incident, Rudolph's employer, Great American Cookies, came to his defense and released the following statement.

First, we want to issue a public apology to Zack and we hope to connect with him soon. We regret how this was handled....

Posted by Great American Cookies on Monday, July 10, 2017

Watch the full interview with Zack Rudolph below.

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