Moment a black couple threatened with a Taser, handcuffed after questioning $1.50 juice charge at a Waffle House in Florida

By TARIQ TAHIR FOR MAILONLINE

A black couple who couple questioned their bill in a Waffle House bill both ended up being handcuffed and arrested, in the latest incident at the chain.

The couple, identified in a police report as Donald Copeland and Ms. Hart, placed a to-go order at the Waffle House in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

They disputed the price of a juice which they say was listed as $1, but for which they were charged $2.50.

Copeland and one of the officers, who has by now withdrawn his Taser, continue to argue about the bill 

As Copeland attempted to call a corporate 1-800 number to further dispute the bill, Waffle House employees called the police, saying the man was ‘being irate, screaming and cussing.’

Body cam footage from one of the officers shows him beckoning Copeland, who is on the phone, to ‘come here!’ and then says ‘oh I’m going to put my hands on you, get out here!’.

He is seen inside arguing with the operator on the 1-800 number as his girlfriend explains they are leaving but want to sort out the issue of the bill.

The officer says the man should come outside and talk to him ‘like a man’.

Another officer then goes inside the restaurant and the Copeland comes out with his hands in the air and then turns to the left.

The officer asks Copeland, whose hands are still in the air, to pay his bill warning him if he doesn’t pay his bill ‘you’re going to jail’.

After he continues to shout about the bill, the officer eventually took out his handcuffs and Taser.

While the other officer points his Taser at Copeland, his colleague then handcuffs the Copeland and then leads him to a waiting squad car, as his girlfriend shines the torch on her phone at him.

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