Police in Pakistan shockingly arrested restaurant staff after they refused to give their officers free burgers.
The entire fleet of staff at the restaurant were arrested.
The incident took place at a Lahore branch of Johnny & Jugnu, a popular Pakistani fast food chain.
Nineteen staff members on shift were arrested on June 11th after they refused to provide officers with free food 2 days prior.
Staff were held for more than 7 hours after being arrested.
A statement posted to Johnny & Jugnu Facebook page claimed a few police officers had entered their outlet and asked for free food, but when their request was denied they threatened the manager.
They claimed officers then returned the next day to "further harass and pressurize our teams on ground with baseless arguments, asking them to close the restaurant."
"Some police officers came to our outlet and took our manager into custody, without giving any reason whatsoever. Then they emptied out our entire branch, taking all of our kitchen crew, including the rest of the managers," the statement read.
"They forced them to leave everything as it was, leaving behind unattended kitchens, with our fryers still running, customers waiting for their orders, they did not allow anyone to even close down the kitchens or tend to customers."
In a statement posted to Twitter, Inam Ghani, a senior official of the Punjabi police force, confirmed the suspension of the officers involved in the incident.
لاہور - ایس ایچ او ڈیفنس سی کو نجی ریسٹورنٹ کے عملے کو حراست میں لینے کے واقعے پر آئی جی پنجاب کا نوٹس، ایس ایچ او حماد اختر ملوث عملہ سمیت معطل۔ قانون کوہاتھ میں لینےکی اجازت کسی کو نہیں، واقعہ میں ملوث تمام اہلکاروں کوسزا دی جائے گی۔ انعام غنی@InamGhani @OfficialDPRPP pic.twitter.com/k0PV3VLRCn— Mansoor Azam Qazi (@MansoorAzamQazi) June 13, 2021
"No one is allowed to take the law into his own hands. Injustice will not be tolerated. All of them will be punished."
The 9 officers involved have been suspended for their actions.