Police Officer Asked to Leave Olive Garden for Carrying Gun


A Missouri police officer wanted to have a birthday lunch with his family, but instead a hostess at Olive Garden asked him to leave the restaurant because he was carrying a gun.

Kansas City police officer Michael Holsworth decided that he would meet his family at a local Olive Garden for a birthday lunch. Since he was on duty that day, he was dressed in his uniform and carrying his service pistol. As he and his family were seated in the waiting area while a table was prepared, a hostess approached him and told him thatĀ “we don’t allow guns in here.”At first Holsworth thought she was joking with him, but after telling the hostess that he and his family could leave if there was an issue she said “Yes, please do”.

Mr. Holsworth took to social media to express his frustration with the Olive Garden staff. You can see his post below.

Please share this….So I was going to eat lunch with my family today (10-11-2015), we had decided to go to the Olive…

Posted by Michael Holsworth onĀ Sunday, October 11, 2015


After the post was shared over 10,000 times a representative from Olive Garden contacted Holsworth to apologize for the incident.

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