It’s been a tough couple of days for Starbucks. First a coke addled lady went on a bit of rampage trying to get her caffeine fix, now news comes in from Canada that a Starbucks customer threw a bit of nutty when his local ‘Bux ran out of cream. Perhaps he’d had enough coffee anyway.
Abbotsford, British Columbia police are searching for a man who assaulted a Starbucks barista after she told him they’d run out of cream. Sounds reasonable.
Constable Ian MacDonald told The Abbotsford Times that a Caucasian man in his 40s ordered a coffee and began screaming upon being told the coffee shop was out of cream. The man then threw water in the barista’s face and stormed out of the store.
MacDonald told The Times that the barista involved was frightened and shaken by the incident. No doubt. Given the severity of the suspect’s reaction to a simple inconvenience, the police are acting quickly and have tracked the suspect’s license plate to a Vancouver Island address.
“If a cup of coffee sets him off to this degree, can you image what would happen if something of real consequence occurs?” MacDonald asked. ”He got in a truck and probably got onto the highway. What if someone changes lanes in front of him or something?”