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A Black Bartender Says A Security Guard Asked Him For A "Trayvon Martini"

“Who can trust this man in any interaction with an African American?” the bartender said. “How can this man make sure any mixed cultures are ‘secure’?”

Last updated on August 22, 2018, at 5:06 p.m. ET

Posted on August 22, 2018, at 4:03 p.m. ET

A security guard has reportedly been placed on administrative leave after trying to order a “Trayvon Martini” from a black bartender in Kansas City, Missouri.


In a now-viral Facebook post, the bartender, who goes by Alobar Bandaloop on Facebook, said the incident occurred last week when security guard Mike Dargy walked into his bar.

Bandaloop said Dargy, who is a former police officer, told him the recipe was “one shot of vodka, watermelon juice, and it only takes one shot because it only takes one shot to put him down.”

The comment was in reference to Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in 2012 and became a major catalyst for Black Lives Matter.

Bandaloop said he refused to serve Dargy and said the “smug look on his face was one of the most punchable looks I’ve ever seen.”

“Herein lies the big problem: he’s paid by the neighborhood to walk around with a pistol and ‘police’ the area. This is a huge issue with me,” wrote Bandaloop.

“Who can trust this man in any interaction with an African American?” he wrote. “How can this man make sure any mixed cultures are ‘secure’?”

Buzzard Beach, the bar where Bandaloop said he works, declined to comment to BuzzFeed News.

The Westport Regional Business League (WRBL) told BuzzFeed News Dargy is employed by security management company Chesley Brown, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

WRBL told the Kansas City Star that the security company has placed Dargy on administrative leave pending an investigation.

“If true, it is reprehensible, and we will have zero tolerance for that type of behavior in this welcoming district,” said WRBL.

Dargy previously worked as a recruit officer with the Olathe Police Department but left in April 2016, Sgt. Logan Bonney told BuzzFeed News.

Bandaloop and Dargy did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.