Houston Area Restaurant Employee Fired for Blasting N.W.A.’s ‘F— the Police’ As Officers Ate
In a Monday Facebook post which has since been deleted, Deputy Shane Cates reportedly wrote that he and a few other police officers went to Going’s Barbeque & Steak Co. in Crosby, Texas, which is near Houston, and said that after receiving uncomfortable stares from patrons realized what was playing loudly over the restaurant speakers.
“The guys in the back were playing a rap song that was saying ‘fuck the police’ over and over,” Cates wrote. “I was completely shocked and thought surely no one was doing that as a dig on cops.”
Cates says that when he went to see where the music was coming from, he saw a 17-year-old washing dishes and singing the song. Cates says the dishwasher “turned and noticed me standing there and started laughing.”
Cates claims he asked to see the manager, but the manager wasn’t there. He then left, with the music still playing loudly. The next day, Cates went back to the restaurant and told the co-owner what happened but the manager was unapologetic. The Houston Chronicle reports that Rigo Berto Ruiz, the co-owner of the restaurant chain, confirmed the incident did happen at the restaurant. The dishwasher had purposely played the song while the restaurant manager served officers their food.
The dishwasher has since been fired.
The restaurant chain issued an apologetic statement about the incident via Facebook yesterday (Oct. 11).