Police Officer Suspended for Choosing Whataburger Over Providing Backup
How many police officers does it take to arrest an intoxicated man causing a disturbance at a restaurant?
The answer should be as many as necessary, unless that restaurant happens to be Whataburger. We all know just how delicious and tempting a Patty Melt or a Sweet and Spicy Bacon Burger or just a Whataburger with cheese can be.
Apparently, it was too tempting for San Antonio Police Officer Gary Nel.
According to a report from KENS5 TV, an intoxicated man was causing a disturbance at a Whataburger off of Northwest Loop 410. Officer arrived and were in the process of making the arrest. Allegedly, around that time, Officer Nel went to the front counter of the restaurant where he was asked by an employee if he was there to help with the situation. Reportedly, Nel said he was there to eat and subsequently went to a booth to enjoy his Whataburger.
Officer Nel has been suspended for 30 days for failing to assist a fellow officer.