Sunrise City Manager Will Not Lose His Job Over Bundt Cake Coupon Tantrum

A Florida city manager will not lose his job after he faced backlash for allegedly throwing a tantrum over an expired coupon for a bundt cake, commissioners voted Thursday.

Dannie Augustin told city commissioners this week that Sunrise City Manager Richard Salamon became enraged when a Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery refused to honor his coupon for a free cake because the coupon had expired. Augustin said the city manager told the employee to break the rules and just give him the $3.99 deal.

At a special meeting on Thursday night, city commissioners voted unanimously to let Salamon keep his job. The city commissioner who initially called for Salamon's resignation withdrew his demand.

Salamon may face disciplinary action, but that was not announced at the meeting.

Salamon gave an emotional apology to the bakery owners, the city and the mayor. 

"At no time did I want to bring any harm to their business or any negative publicity to the city of Sunrise," Salamon said. The Sun-Sentinel reported that he burst into tears at one point.

Salamon denied to comment on camera, but told NBC 6 this was all a misunderstanding.

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