COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Richland County Sheriff's Department is saying "no harm, no foul" after a social media post describing a Krispy Kreme employee who refused service to a deputy earlier this week.
In a statement posted to its Facebook page, the sheriff's department was informed of this post circulating on Facebook back on April 29.
In the post, the man says he was inside the store getting doughnuts when he saw an exchange between two employees at the store -- one working the register, and one working the drive-thru window.
The district manager of the Clemson Road franchise reached out to the sheriff's department in this case, calling it an "unacceptable situation."
"I wanted to write and assure you that we have not only dealt with the employee with strong disciplinary action but to apologize directly to the entire department," district manager Mechelle Carey said in a note. "We have a long standing and wonderful relationship with all our local law-enforcement, military and first responders - this partnership is incredibly important to us."
The sheriff's department responded, saying while they appreciate "corrective action" taken against the employee, they also understand how that one employee does not reflect the entirety of the company.