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Lucky's Teriyaki asked that law enforcement not dine there (PHOTO: Skagit County Sheriff's office/Facebook) Lucky's Teriyaki asked that law enforcement not dine there (PHOTO: Skagit County Sheriff's office/Facebook)
SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. -

Within an hour of its posting on Thursday, the Skagit County Sheriff's Office already had nearly 4000 Facebook shares after a Sedro-Woolley restaurant asked deputies not to dine there anymore because they don't like law enforcement. 

Sheriff Will Reichardt said he isn't often left speechless, but said his Chief Deputy confirmed the incident. 

Sheriff Reichardt said four Skagit County deputies were finishing up lunch at Lucky's Teriyaki and as two of them went to pay, the owner came out and asked that they not eat there any more. The deputies said the owner told them the customers didn't like law enforcement there. 

Not believing what he was hearing, Sheriff Reichardt asked his Chief Deputy to go speak to the owner and confirm the story. Sheriff Reichardt said not only did the owner repeat the request, but asked that the Sheriff's Office spread the word to other law enforcement officers that they were also no long welcome. 

"I understand a business owner has a right to refuse service if he wants to," Sheriff Reichardt said. "I also understand that as customers we all have the right to find some other restaurant to take our lunch break in."

What kind of public backlash do you think restaurant will face after this? Let us know what you think on our Facebook page. 

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