Starbucks tip jars cause lawsuit

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Starbucks is being sued over their tip jars. Sound crazy? Well it kind of is. If you’ve been to a Starbucks or any other coffee shop, you may notice the tip jars sitting on the counter. Well, did you ever think that someone desperate for Starbucks Shinjukumoney would head in to the store and try to steal the tip money? Evidently people are desperate and would do anything for $20 (how much more can be in those jars, really?).

According to the Huffington Post, a man died after chasing a tip jar thief out of Starbucks. His family is now suing Starbucks for “inviting criminal behavior.” In 2008, Roger Kreutz chased thief Aaron Poisson, 19, in to the parking lot where the two had an altercation. Poisson got in to his car and ran Kreutz over! The sickening part of this story is that there was only about $5 in the tip jar – just enough to buy one Starbucks drink!

Now, three years after the incident, Kreutz’s family is filing a lawsuit against the popular coffee makers. Thoughts?

© Effie Orfanides 2011

 

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