Charleston restaurant employee loses job after tweet about city councilmember’s food

Updated: Oct. 12, 2020 at 12:21 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - An employee at a Charleston restaurant has lost her job after a tweet suggesting the tampering of a city councilman’s food.

The tweet appears to reference a Taco Boy employee asking kitchen workers to put bleach in District 10 Councilman Harry Griffin’s food.

A Charleston Police Department incident report states police responded at approximately 4:15 p.m. to a complaint about the threat and then an apology from a Twitter user.

“The alleged threat in reference to putting bleach in the food of the complainant/victim, Harry Griffin,” the report states.

The restaurant posted on its Facebook page a thank you to the people who made them aware of the incident.

“We value food and customer safety above all else,” the post states. “The individual responsible for the original tweet understands the egregious nature of her social media post and we have jointly concluded that she will no longer be employed with our organization. As a community of businesses, we value respect, inclusivity and civility and will always encourage our team members to act accordingly.”

Thank you to everyone for bringing information to our attention today regarding a tweet questioning our food and...

Posted by Taco Boy on Sunday, October 11, 2020

“CPD takes things of this nature very seriously," spokesperson for the Charleston Police Department Charles Francis said. “It will thoroughly be investigated and we will work with our partners at the Sheriff’s Office during the investigation.”

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