Police chief: No charges for restaurant owner who used slur

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Posted: Jan 27, 2017 5:27 PM

ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police chief says no criminal charges will be filed against a chicken wing restaurant owner accused of using a racial slur toward a black customer.

Ricky Bugg, Jr., a junior at Lebanon Valley College, says he and his friend were waiting for their order Sunday when Chris Behney told him he didn't need their business and used the slur. Bugg says the co-owner also told him he can say whatever he wants now that Donald Trump is president.

Annville Police Chief Bernard Dugan said Friday that the Just Wing It co-owner's actions were "totally inappropriate" and confirmed Behney used a slur to describe the customer. However, Dugan says he couldn't confirm Behney refused to serve Bugg based on his race.

A message seeking comment from Behney wasn't immediately returned Friday.