Man Claims to Be Police Officer After Cutting Line at Cronut Bakery

By Serena Solomon and Julie Shapiro  on December 20, 2013 1:21pm  | Updated on December 20, 2013 1:35pm

 Salted dulce de leche Cronuts from Dominique Ansel Bakery, where a customer cut in line on Dec. 20, 2013, and then said he was a police officer, the bakery said.
Salted dulce de leche Cronuts from Dominique Ansel Bakery, where a customer cut in line on Dec. 20, 2013, and then said he was a police officer, the bakery said.
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SOHO — This Cronut lover didn't want to wait his turn.

A man cut in line at the pastry's creator Dominique Ansel Bakery at 189 Spring St. Friday morning — and when confronted by a security guard he claimed to be a police officer, a representative of the store said.

"A customer simply cut in line (as some people do), and so we asked him to please return his purchase as it prevented people waiting in line from their fair share, which he refused," a bakery representative wrote in an email to DNAinfo New York.

"The guy claimed he was a police officer, and so the security guard [called] the police to check," the representative continued. "At that point, the guy walked away."

Police did not immediately have information about the incident and could not say if anyone had been arrested.

Dominique Ansel Bakery sparked the Cronut craze earlier this year and regularly draws long lines of customers hungry for the trendy treat outside its SoHo shop.

A representative for the store said the security guard, who worked for an outside contractor hired by the bakery, overreacted to the line jumper by calling police.

"It was a bit immature," the representative said, "and we've already spoken to the company that provides our security services to let them know that the security guard overreacted."

With reporting by Irene Plagianos

 A man cut the line at the Dominique Ansel Bakery on Dec. 20, 2013, then said he was a police officer, a representative of the bakery said.
A man cut the line at the Dominique Ansel Bakery on Dec. 20, 2013, then said he was a police officer, a representative of the bakery said.
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