Missouri Security Guard Fired For Asking Black Bartender to Make A "Trayvon Martini"
A security guard in Missouri has been placed on leave after he allegedly asked a black bartender to make a drink called a "Trayvon Martini."
Alobar Bandaloop, a bartender at Buzzard Beach in Kansas City, took to Facebook to recount the incident with the guard, Mike Dargy. Bandaloop begins the post by saying he's been asked to make 1,001 different drinks as a bartender but never once was he asked to make a drink like the one the guard described.
"Then when he noticed the shock on my face, he decided to tell me the recipe," Bandaloop wrote. "One shot of vodka, watermelon juice, and it only takes one shot because it only takes one shot to put him down!"
"Past being a completely trash person, this person works for Westport Security," the bartender continued. "Herein lies the big problem: he's paid by the neighborhood to walk around with a pistol and 'police' the area. This is a huge issue with me. Who can trust this man in any interaction with an African American? How can this man make sure any mixed cultures are 'secure?'"
In a report from the Kansas City Star, Chelsea Brown International, an Atlanta-based security services firm that staffs the Westport Public Safety Team, issued a statement saying it had fired Dargy.
"Once this information was brought to our attention we opened an internal investigation which led to this suspension and the removal of the employee from the property," the statement read. "While the investigation continues and remains active the officer's employment with Chesley Brown has ended."
Source: Kansas City Star