TORRANCE (CBSLA/AP) — A Southland pizza chain will offer free pizza to police after a former employee wrote anti-police profanity on a receipt given to two Torrance police officers.

Pieology says all men and women in uniform at the chain’s Torrance location will eat for free in a show of “support and appreciation” for law enforcement.

Pieology CEO Carl Chang will be among those on hand helping to personally serve up oven-fired pies. The company is in the process of determining a date and time for the giveaway.

A spokesperson for Pielogy released a statement, which read in part: “As we communicated, this situation deeply saddened our entire company as our support and admiration for all officers has been a pillar of our organization since its inception.”

A Torrance police officer who was in uniform last Thursday at the location was handed a receipt for a takeout order that included the message ” “(obscenity) The Cops”.

The officer did not respond and left a tip when the female cashier handed him the receipt, which in turn started a firestorm Monday on social media.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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