The employee really didn’t care who the guy was.
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A furniture store in Takoma Park, Maryland that calls itself a “Weapons Free Environment” took its policy a bit too far on Independence Day.

That’s when a loss prevention officer at IKEA approached Alan Goldberg, who carried a visible, holstered firearm into the store, telling him he would have to leave the premises or place the weapon in his vehicle, according to NBC Washington.

The request caught Goldberg off guard: he is Takoma Park’s chief of police, and he was in uniform during his visit.