MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An investigation into an alleged incident of bias against an Air National Guard serviceperson at a SuperAmerica last month has concluded that there is no evidence to support the event actually happened.
The Facebook posts of the military member alleged that she was denied service at the SuperAmerica on Post Road near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Bloomington. She claimed she was told her uniform was offensive to the taxi cab drivers who frequent that location.READ MORE: Early Voters In Minneapolis Need To Know These Key Rule Changes
Her claims quickly turned into a social media firestorm. As of Wednesday morning, SuperAmerica’s Facebook page had received dozens and dozens of one-star ratings.READ MORE: Train Carrying Ethanol Derails In Southern Minnesota Town
On Thursday, SuperAmerica released an update on their investigation into the incident, saying that they worked with the Minneapolis Airport Police Department as well as military personnel.
They said that security video showed that the serviceperson was not at that location and didn’t use her credit card there. After initially refusing to meet with law enforcement, she was not able to identify the store employee from a lineup, SuperAmerica said.MORE NEWS: 'I Would Take A Drawing On A Napkin': Chief Arradondo Says No Elected Official Has Spoken With Him About The Public Safety Ballot Question
“SuperAmerica continues to support our military through numerous opportunities including being designated a yellow ribbon company for its support and employment of our nation’s veterans, the Minnesota Military Family Association, and our Defending the Blue Line program for military, police, and firefighters,” they concluded in their statement on the investigation. “Their dedication and sacrifices are greatly appreciated by all of our SuperAmerica family.”