A Missouri security guard has been fired after it was found that he had ordered a “Trayvon Martini“ from a black bartender.
According to the Kansas City Star, the guard, Michael Dargy, Jr., told a black bartender that he wanted a drink that he had disrespectfully named after Trayvon Martin. Martin was shot dead by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Florida in 2012.
Dargy proceeded the tell the bartender, Alobar Bandaloop, the recipe for his made-up drink. According to Bandaloop, the recipe was “one shot of vodka, watermelon juice, and it only takes one shot because it only takes one shot to put him down!”
Bandaloop shared his version of the incident in a Facebook post that went viral:
“A piece of shit named Mike Dargy wandered his racist ass into my bar and ordered a [Trayvon] Martini. Wtf,” he wrote. “Then when he noticed the shock on my face, he decided to tell me [the recipe]. One shot of vodka, watermelon juice, and it only takes one shot because it only takes one shot to put him down! The smug look on his face was one of the most punchable looks I’ve ever seen.”
Bandaloop said he refused to serve Dargy and expressed concern that such a man was trusted with patrol duties.
“Herein lies the big problem: he’s paid by the neighborhood to walk around with a pistol and “police” the area,” he wrote. “This is a huge issue with me. Who can trust this man in any interaction with an African American? How can this man make sure any mixed cultures are “secure”?”
Chesley Brown International, the Atlanta-based firm that employs Dargy put out a statement announcing that they had fired him.
“Once this information was brought to our attention we opened an internal investigation which led to this suspension and the removal of the employee from the property,” they said. “While the investigation continues and remains active the officer’s employment with Chesley Brown has ended.”
They continued: “Chesley Brown International has NO tolerance for hate, bigotry or prejudice. The company embraces diversity and inclusion as one of its core values,” the statement read. We hope that our quick response to this situation shows our commitment to The Westport Community.”