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THE BS NEWS QUIZ OF THE DAY
On Friday, I asked...
"A Daytona Beach police officer has been fired for threatening Starbucks employees with what if they didn't give him free coffee?"
42% said "A flurry of speeding and parking tickets"
- Not hard to do. Just hang out near a Starbucks and see that abundance of double-parking and speeding off to get to work on time.
28% said "Drug arrests"
- I think you could make a case for Starbucks just being a socially acceptable form of a meth lab.
7% said "Strip searches"
- Not sure I want to see what that barrista has hiding under his green apron.
2% got it right with "Slow emergency response"
According to The Associated Press, an internal affairs report says Lt. Major Garvin, a 15-year veteran of the Daytona Beach police force, demanded free coffee and tea from a Starbucks and threatened employees with slower emergency response times if they refused. Besides demanding free drinks, workers complained that Garvin also cut in front of paying customers.
First off, I think cops in general need to go easy on the coffee. Last thing we need is someone jittery who's packing heat. Secondly, I think his threat was misunderstood. He meant that if he did not get any coffee, his response time would be slower. He'd be a little sluggish and dealing with migraine headaches. I can totally relate.