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Body cam shows rising tensions between police and patrons over orange juice

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The couple and the police went outside the Waffle House where the situation escalated. (Credit: Fort Walton Beach Police Department) The couple and the police went outside the Waffle House where the situation escalated. (Credit: Fort Walton Beach Police Department)

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (CNN/WEAR) - An incident involving police and two angry customers got intense at a Florida Waffle House last month.

The couple recorded the situation with their cell phone and shared it on Facebook where it was shared almost half a million times.

CNN’s Renee Beninate reported the police have now released their own body camera video, and it shows a different perspective.

In the video, the pair can be seen telling officers they were overcharged for a glass of $2.50 orange juice.

The situation escalated quickly after that.

Both customers walked outside, one with hands in the air and the other recording the incident on her cellphone.

Around five minutes into the body cam video, an officer pulls out a taser and points it at the man.

The man was put in handcuffs and placed in the back of a police cruiser soon afterward.

A Waffle House employee told police what he witnessed.

"On the menu it says if you purchase any beverage, you get a 9-ounce orange juice for a dollar,” the employee said. “We tried multiple times to explain that to both him and his significant other but yet they  kept on yelling and arguing."

The employee said the couple ordered a water and wanted the orange juice discount. According to him, water does not count as a beverage purchase.

The couple ended up paying for their food and leaving without being placed under arrest.

The police department said in a statement on Facebook the officers followed proper protocol.

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