Mom of slain NYPD cop sues store after denied free turkey
The store owners didn't believe she was kin of a slain NY cop because she was Vietnamese
By Julia Marsh
LONG ISLAND — The mother of an NYPD cop killed in the line of duty filed a racial discrimination lawsuit Wednesday against a Long Island Pathmark saying managers accused her of trying to use a counterfeit coupon for a free turkey — because she is Vietnamese.
May Schaberger, mother of Alain Schaberger, the Navy veteran cop who was killed while responding to a Brooklyn domestic violence call in 2011, is suing the Islip Pathmark saying employees refused to accept her Shady Brook Farm Turkey coupon — which is given to families of officers who died in the line of duty.
Two managers allegedly accused the 63-year-old mother of having downloaded the coupon from the internet even after she showed them an NYPD family member ID and a letter from the turkey company. They treated the East Islip resident “as if she were a common criminal committing fraud, even after she presented her NYPD family survivor ID card,” the suit alleges.
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