Starbucks barista arrested for spitting in police officers' beverages

by Laura Mize · Jul 22nd, 2020 1:49 pm

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Last Updated Jul 23rd, 2020 at 10:56 am

In New Jersey, a Starbucks barista has been arrested after he bragged about spitting in coffees prepared for police officers.

Kevin Trejo, 21, worked at a Starbucks location in Park Ridge, New Jersey. After he reportedly bragged about spitting in police officers' beverages, police questioned him. He admitted he had contaminated the beverages. A local television news station reported it was not clear how long Trejo had been spitting in officers' drinks. Numerous officers will be tested for coronavirus following the news of Trejo's practice of tampering with officers' drinks.

Trejo has been charged with creating a hazardous condition, subjecting a law enforcement officer to contact with a bodily fluid, and knowingly tampering with a drink ordered by an officer. Starbucks also has fired him.


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