Police Officer Slams Starbucks Barista Who Wrote 'PIG' On His Order

Andrew Cummings
December 1, 2019

The verified Facebook account for the Seattle-based coffee chain responded to O'Mara's viral post within hours.

According to a Starbucks spokesperson, the barista in question has been suspended "pending the outcome of our investigation into this matter", the Tulsa World reports.

When O'Mara called the responsible Starbucks store to complain he was disappointed to hear they would only "replace the coffee with a correct label".

Soon after a photo of a Starbucks cup with "Pig" written on it started circulating on social media Thursday, posts appeared claiming it was a prank gone wrong. The station said the word was printed on all cups. "It's another tiny symptom and a almost indiscernible shout from a contemptuous, roaring and riotous segment of a misanthropic society that vilifies those who stand for what's right and glorifies the very people who would usher in the destruction of the social fabric", O'Mara continued.

"This is what he gets for being nice", O'Mara wrote in the post, which has been shared more than 20,000 times in less than a day. "Especially knowing that these cups were going to dispatchers".

The coffee shop suggested reprinting the label, but O'Mara responded on his Facebook page with the proverb "Fool me once, shame on you".

Starbucks Spokesman Jory Mendes apologized on behalf of the store and agreed the incident was "absolutely unacceptable".

Starbucks has suspended an Oklahoma barista who wrote "PIG" on a police officer's cup.

And canvass about different projects like hosting a Coffee with a Cop event for local law enforcement to meet with baristas and community members to discuss "the critical role dispatchers and police offers to play in keeping our communities safe", at the Starbucks, the joint statement said. We have also apologized directly to him and connected with the Chief of the Kiefer Police Department as well to express our remorse. "Fool me twice, shame on me" came to mind", O'Mara wrote.

"We are deeply sorry to the law enforcement officer who experienced this".

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