San Antonio Cop Suspended for Choosing Whataburger Over Providing Backup

SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio cop has been suspended for choosing to eat Whataburger instead of doing his job. Officer Gary Nel was suspended last month after an officer dealing with a DWI suspect in the Whataburger parking lot had to call for backup because Nel wouldn’t help.

An police incident report states the manager at Whataburger asked Nel when he arrived if he was there to assist with the intoxicated person in the parking lot, reports. Nel answered no and said he was just there to eat. And that’s just what he did.

So while another officer dealt with the arrest of a spitting DWI suspect, Nel sat in booth at the back of the restaurant and enjoyed his Whataburger.

Don’t get us wrong; we get the temptation. We really do. It’s Whataburger. But still…

Nel told SAPD Internal Affairs nothing happened that night and that he was simply eating Whataburger and saw two officers outside with a handcuffed suspect.

This isn’t the first time Nel has been under fire for how he does his job, according to In 2015, video surfaced showing him body slam a DWI suspect.