A uniformed officer with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency said he was asked to leave a “gun-free zone” restaurant because he was carrying his service weapon, WTVC-TV reported.

Andrew Ward on Friday posted an account of his experience on Facebook, noting that he and his wife stopped by an Outback Steakhouse for dinner and the manager asked him to put his gun in his truck.

“I let her know that I couldn’t because I was in uniform,” Ward wrote. “She then went and made a call and came back and we were asked to leave because Outback is a gun-free zone.”

Ward wrote that a customer seated nearby was “scared for her life” because “police are shooting people” and demanded “to be escorted to her vehicle out of fear of being shot.”

Read more at American Action News

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