Starbucks baristas put up with quite a bit without complaining, all in the heated competition for your coffee-stained dollars. But no one making less than $10 an hour should have to suffer the pain and indignity of a piping hot cup of joe to the face.
But that is just what happened (Daily Herald), according to witnesses, shortly after a homeless McHenry County man walked into a Starbucks and demanded a cup of coffee and a roll. He received the coffee -- it's unclear whether or not he paid for it -- and then sat down but continued to "act as if he were agitated."
When a clerk came over to try to calm the man down, he allegedly threw the hot joe in her face, causing first- and second-degree burns. Two off-duty cops who happened to be present took the man down and held him until on-duty police were able to cuff and detain him.