Don't Fuck With Your Barista
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Jul. 29th, 2009 | 04:44 pm
I just had the rather interesting experience of witnessing someone getting arrested in a Starbucks. This young guy who looked either like a hippie or a transient apparently attempted to steal all of the bills out of the Starbucks tip partial cube. The baristas started yelling at the guy and suddenly three very large fellows blocked him and pushed him directly into the table at which I was sitting. He started arguing saying that he didn't take any money, but then gave over a dollar. At this point the police had been called, but he was asking to be released. The self appointed guards said "No" because they knew he'd taken more and had stuffed it into his underwear. At this point he goes to the back of the store (there's only one exit up front) and kind of takes his pants down and removes some more money. People are still in line and ordering coffee while this is all going on. The thief tries to say that he's given it all back, but the police are coming in and they are putting on RUBBER GLOVES. The barista takes back the money they've recovered and DOES NOT wash his hands. Then there was some arrest-y stuff and they take the guy away. All this time, I'm absolutely paralyzed at my table. There is no way I will be able to brave a Starbucks for weeks at the least!