Where’s the badge? Man accused of impersonating officer for Wendy’s discount for 2 years

Concealed weapon permit (Provided by city of Bunnell)

BUNNELL, Fla. – Instead of “Where’s the beef?” Wendy’s employees at a store in Bunnell were asking “Where’s the badge?” after a customer demanded a discount intended for law enforcement.

The man, a regular customer at the Wendy’s on Commerce Parkway, has reportedly been demanding and receiving the discount at the fast-food restaurant for more than two years.

But workers at the Wendy’s on Monday asked to see proof, and the man flashed a gold-colored badge. But true to their company’s slogan, the workers knew it wasn’t real.

The man tried to claim he was an undercover DEA agent, not a police officer, but the workers did what felt right and denied the discount.

Someone in the store called the police over the argument, and when officers investigated they found the badge the man was flashing was a concealed weapon permit badge -- which looks similar to a law enforcement badge.

The man, who News4JAX is not naming because of the nature of the charge, was charged with a third-degree felony of falsely impersonating an officer.

Now you have to wonder if he’ll find the food in jail deliciously different.

About the Author:

A Jacksonville native and proud University of North Florida alum, Francine Frazier has been with News4Jax since 2014 after spending nine years at The Florida Times-Union.