Starbucks Sorry for Kicking Cops Out of Store Because Customer Felt Unsafe

July 8, 2019


On the Fourth of July, six police officers walked into a Starbucks in Tempe, Arizona--and were promptly asked to leave because a customer complained that the cops made them feel unsafe. The incident prompted a swift backlash, with the hashtag #DumpStarbucks trending on Twitter. Starbucks swiftly apologized for how the officers were tweeted, with Executive Vice President Rossann Williams calling the incident "completely unacceptable" on Twitter. "We are already taking the necessary steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again in the future,” she added.