Forked over 

When Phelps and crew are in the area, they might want to stop by the Roseville Denny’s to chow down. It sounds like their kind of place.

We say this because Harold Shank, a gay employee of the Denny’s at 31831 Gratiot, claims he had an altercation with a co-worker who’d continually harassed him. The colleague wound up sticking a fork into Shank’s shoulder. Geez, we hope the fork was clean.

Shank allegedly retaliated by whacking his shanker with a cup. Shank, 47, was suspended for a week and then fired; the utensil brandisher apparently escaped with just a suspension.

All this information comes our way via the Triangle Foundation, a Detroit-based gay-advocacy group that is pursuing Shank’s case. He has already been referred to a lawyer. Crystal Witt, Triangle’s victim advocate, says her group will first attempt to resolve the situation with officials at Denny’s, but if Shank’s termination is not reversed, a boycott of the Roseville location could be organized.

News Hits left several messages, but the restaurant’s manager did not return our calls. Could it be he was busy taking reservations from a certain Kansas minister? Or perhaps he’s out stocking up on grits.

Send comments to letters@metrotimes.com

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

May 12, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation