MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) Earlier this week we brought you the story of a Mobile Police officer being investigating after accusations he pulled out his weapon at a local Waffle House. Local 15 News has learned of another incident involving a Saraland Police officer at separate Waffle House.
It happened at the Waffle House on Government Street at The Loop.
He was known around the Saraland Police Department as Lou, and Sgt. Spencer. But his full name is Llewellyn Jerome Spencer. That's what it says on his arrest record.
You see, Saraland Police Sgt. Lou Spencer was, himself, arrested.
It happened just two days after Christmas at the Waffle House in Midtown. That is where, according to a Mobile Police Department report, Sgt. Llewellyn Spencer stepped over the line when he stepped behind the counter of the restaurant.
While most people were still collecting wrapping paper from around the Christmas tree, Sgt. Spencer was in the mood for a late night snack. And that mood turned sour.
According to the Mobile Police Department incident report, the incident happened just after Midnight, December 27. That's when Sgt. Spencer and a companion became upset when a table at the Waffle House wasn't wiped clean.
The report goes on to say that Spencer then walked around behind the counter and slapped a cook. It goes on to say Spencer's companion joined in the growing fracas, assaulting the employee.
The police report then says Spencer grabbed a mop and tried to use it against the cook. But the tables turned when the cook gained control of the mop. That's when, according to the report, Sgt. Spencer grabbed a chair, with the same result.
According to sources, at some point his companion fled the store.
Mobile Police arrived, and Sgt Spencer was transported to Springhill Memorial with cuts to his face and hands. He was eventually charged with harrassment and released on his own recognizance.
The entire sequence of events was captured on the store's video cameras, although a copy of the video has yet to be made available. Court records show the matter closed.
But it wasn't over for Sgt. Spencer.
According to a Saraland Police Department spokesman, the department began an investigation into Sgt. Spencer for possible disciplinary action for "an off duty matter occuring outside of the city."
But Local 15 News has learned, during that investigation, Sgt. Llewellyn Spencer resigned from the Saraland Police Department.