Police officers kicked out of Illinois restaurant for being armed

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By: David Ross 

(Scroll down for video) Illinois police officers were kicked out from a restaurant for being armed, according to police reports in Illinois.

Belleville, Illinois Police Chief, Bill Clay, is ordering his agents to buy their pancakes from anywhere, but Denny’s, calling the restaurant "outrageously stupid".

The new orders come after a recent clash between five detectives and a manager of Denny’s. The department said that the detectives were out of uniform, but wearing their badges, when manager David Rice asked them to leave or put their weapons in their vehicles.

Rice told the detectives that their guns, specifically the one belonging to a female detective, was making another diner feel uncomfortable.

As the officers were leaving, without food, general manager Michael Van came and corrected the manager and said it was OK for them to stay, but officials said that would be too awkward and left.

Denny's corporate office has issued an apology saying: "Denny's policy allows law enforcement officers to carry their firearms in the restaurant and we regret any misunderstanding."