Cafe that kicked police officer out gets booming businessSubmitted by fonzdrew on Fri, 04/05/2013 - 04:56
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The co-owner of a Portland vegan restaurant who asked a police officer to leave says the move has been good for business.
John Langley told The Oregonian business nearly doubled over the weekend after the story made national news.
He also says his restaurant received five threats of arson or other violence and some outrage over his treatment of the officer. Langley says he doesn't expect any vandalism from the police supporters.
Officer James Crooker had stopped to buy a quick coffee on May 18 and was talking with a customer when Langley asked him to leave because of his uniform. Langley told a news conference Monday it was not personal. Officers are welcome in street clothes.
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