Dairy Queen shut down a restaurant in Illinois after police said its owner “proudly admitted” to using a racial slur against a customer last week.
Deianeira Ford said DQ in Zion, Illinois, mixed up her order at the drive-through window, the Washington Post reported. When owner Jim Crichton wouldn’t fix the order, she asked for a refund. Instead, he hurled racist epithets at her.
“It was really just upsetting especially with having my children in the car,” Ford told The Associated Press. “I mean, no one deserves to be treated like that.”
So, she called the authorities.
The Lake County News-Sun said police arrived and found Ford “visibly upset and crying.” When the officer went inside the eatery, he said Crichton was “angry and was pacing continually back and forth 180 degrees around me.”
According to the Washington Post, the officer wrote that “Crichton boastfully told me he would be happy to go to jail over the issue,” and “proudly admitted” to using the racist slur. Crichton also told the officer he was “fed up with black people” and continued to freely use the slur in the conversation.