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Chief: Kiefer PD receiving security footage Monday from Starbucks to put an end to rumors

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A Kiefer, Okla., police officer received this coffee cup with "PIG" printed on the label when he stopped by the Starbucks in Glenpool on Thanksgiving Nov. 28, 2019. (Courtesy of Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O'Mara)

A photo of a controversial Starbucks coffee cup continues its viral climb.

But that nationwide reaction has brought on claims that the photo and story are part of a prank.

The officer in question says the claims are simply not true.

He’s sticking by his story and now his police chief has requested footage from inside the store to back it up.

The controversy over a cup of coffee is taking the internet by storm.

People are reacting online to a photo of a Starbucks cup with the word "PIG" written on the label.

But now many online are trying to discredit the story behind it.

We spoke with Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O’mara Thursday and the officer who bought the five cups of coffee in Glenpool, all printed the same.

“In one breath its infuriating, and the other breath its saddening," said Chief O'Mara.

Since the story hit the web, both Chief O'Mara and the officer have been pouring over online claims that the entire incident was a prank.

The prank being that the officer and a fellow female officer jokingly asked the employee to put the word on the cup.

“This officer was just trying to get a cup of coffee and do something nice for somebody," said Chief O'Mara.

Now Chief O’Mara’s goal is to end the rumors, so he’s requested security footage from the store.

The officer tells us Starbucks corporate employees called him Friday, confirming the footage matches his story.

“When we get evidence on a label that shows they don’t appreciate you being there that’s really gut wrenching," said Chief O'Mara.

Chief O’mara says he’s been told Starbucks will be handing over the footage Monday and he hopes this story and online claims will be put to bed.

We reached out to Starbucks Friday and they tell us the employee and a manager have been suspended.

They could not confirm what is on the security footage and if it will be released.

The officer also says he arrived to the store alone and bought the coffee by himself.

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