Amber Randall, DCNF
A Black Lives Matter chapter publicly praised a Starbucks barista for spiting in an officer’s coffee at a local California coffee shop Wednesday night.
The Facebook page “Stockton Police Department, Corruption Reporting Page” posted a photo of the officer and his family, reports Fox 40.
“We are happy to report that today this officer from the Stockton Police Department got to have coffee at Starbucks … served with a side of spit,” the caption alleged.
Black Lives Matter Stockton contended that an anonymous barista spit in the coffee because they were unhappy with how the officer had treated a family member. The barista was also displeased with how the department did not take a race related complaint seriously.
“It really happened … we gave you all the proof we could without throwing someone under the bus,” the chapter wrote.
The Stockton Police Department said they were called out to investigate the matter, but could not find definitive evidence that someone actually spit in the coffee.
The local Starbucks denied the claim, calling them a rumor.
“We are proud of our relationship with the Stockton Police Department, who initially notified us of this rumor. We can confirm there is absolutely no truth to this post, and we are disappointed with the suggestion,” Starbucks said in a statement.
Recently, a Kansas McDonald’s came under fire after an employee was accused of ruining a police officer’s soda.
A police officer went through the drive though to get a Dr. Pepper, only to have an employee allegedly pour mustard into it. McDonald’s swiftly condemned the employee’s actions and fired the employee.
“All customers, including local law enforcement officers who protect and serve our communities, are always welcome at our restaurants,” Tom Dobski, the franchisee, declared. “We proudly support police officers and all divisions of first responders at our restaurants across northeast Kansas.”
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