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Off-Duty Massachusetts Cop And His Friends Trash Chinese Restaurant After Being Asked To Wear Masks

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An off-duty police officer from Massachusetts set a bad example for citizens everywhere when he was captured on film trashing a Chinese restaurant after refusing to wear a mask.

The incident, accompanied by security footage, was covered by local Boston news stations.

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Twitter was outraged but not surprised at this police officer's bad behavior.

This officer was clearly not that concerned with protecting his fellow customers.

Jimmy Tian, a co-owner owner of the restaurant, told WHDH-TV:

"He just took his police ID, showing our whole bar, our whole restaurant. Like, 'I'm a police officer, I don't need a mask.'"

Many online were calling for the officer's dismissal from his position.

Restaurant owner Lei Yan also said of the officer's intoxicated wife:

"She was pushing my husband and smashed my front desk. It put my husband's life in danger."

Wearing a mask to protect others is not a major inconvenience and is certainly not worth damaging a restaurant over.

The restaurant owners chose not to press charges and the off-duty officer was let off with a trespassing notice.

Police officers are meant to protect citizens, not put them in further danger. This should be the bare minimum standard for all law enforcement agents.