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Target refutes US police officer's claim he found tampon in Starbucks Frappuccino

Bullet Club

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Target refutes US police officer's claim he found tampon in Starbucks Frappuccino



A Los Angeles police officer said he found a tampon in a coffee he purchased at a Starbucks run by Target - but the company said it reviewed video footage and did not find any suspicious behaviour.

The officer was off duty and in plain clothes when he ordered the ‘Frappuccino’, and used a police union credit card to pay, according to Fox 11 in Los Angeles which first reported the claim Monday night.

Reporter Bill Melugin shared an image showing a cloth strip being held above a cup using a green straw.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is investigating the case, declined to comment on whether the complainant is a police officer, saying “that information is not being released” at this time.


Detectives from the Walnut/Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Station are investigating the allegation concerning the drink purchased from the Starbucks in Diamond Bar, Deputy Trina Schrader told NBC News.

36-year-old Schrader said he purchased the drink at about 2.30pm on June 19.

The Starbucks was located in a Target, and its workers are employees of the retail chain.

All available video is being reviewed and detectives continue to conduct interviews to complete a thorough investigation,” she said Wednesday.

A spokeswoman for Target, Jacqueline DeBuse, said in a statement Wednesday: “We take this allegation seriously. We have reviewed video footage and have not found any suspicious behavior.

“We have shared the video with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and look forward to the conclusions of their investigation.”

The Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union that represents the department’s rank-and-file officers, demanded action.

“This disgusting assault on a police officer was carried out by someone with hatred in their heart and who lacks human decency,” the union said in a statement.

“We hope they are publicly exposed, fired, arrested, and prosecuted for their cowardly and repugnant actions.”

The episode comes days after three New York City police officers complained of feeling ill upon sipping milkshakes from a Shake Shack restaurant in Manhattan on the evening of June 15.

Some of the city’s police unions immediately claimed in social media postings that the officers were intentionally poisoned.

The Detectives’ Endowment Association said in a statement on Twitter that “three of our brothers in blue were intentionally poisoned by one or more workers.”

The Police Benevolent Association followed a short time later with a similar alert to members, writing that “a toxic substance, believed to be bleach” had been placed in the officers’ beverages.

But by morning, the police unions had taken down their statements after the department’s investigation concluded that it had found there was “no criminality” by Shake Shack’s employees.

Source: 7News
 

BadBurger

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Maybe it happened, but cops keep getting caught lying about these fast food abuses (surprise, the police lie all the time). It's funny, too, because all of these places have had cameras watching the employees for years. You'd think the cops would know this by now.
 

nush

Gold Member
So the Barista must have always kept a tampon on hand for just this type of revenge for when an officer not in uniform that can only be ID'd by his credit card might come in a buy a coffee and there's a special code the cashier can say to the barista to let them know if a Tampon to go order?

I'd like to see that security footage.
 

Sub_Level

wants to fuck an Asian grill.
Los Angeles Police Protective League
Detectives’ Endowment Association
Police Benevolent Association

But when we start talking about unions for the 90% of the workforce who isn't in one, it represents communism that is an existential threat to our American way of life. Ok.
 

Dr.Guru of Peru

played the long game
Los Angeles Police Protective League
Detectives’ Endowment Association
Police Benevolent Association

But when we start talking about unions for the 90% of the workforce who isn't in one, it represents communism that is an existential threat to our American way of life. Ok.
There's something about the most powerful, well paid union in the country going after minimum wage at-will employees that grates me the wrong way. Has a single one of these food tampering stories turned out to be true?
 
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