ST. CLOUD, Fla. - An investigation is being conducted to determine why a uniformed police officer was denied service at a Walmart in Florida.
Authorities and Walmart confirmed that the officer walked into the St. Cloud Walmart on 13th Street, grabbed what he needed and then headed for the checkout.
The officer told a friend the cashier pointed to her skin color and told him she wouldn't ring up his items. The officer also told that friend that a second employee laughed at the way the officer was treated.
Uproar began brewing a week ago, when a man posted in a community Facebook group saying he wanted to know if the story he heard about the officer was a rumor.
The responses to the man's post poured in, with some saying they saw it happen.
Later, a friend of the officer joined the thread to say it was true.
"This is an unfortunate situation, but we cannot comment on an active HR investigation," Walmart's corporate office told WFTV.
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