This is one of the more unusual hold-ups, but I guess it is feasible seeing that it worked… a thief actually robbed an amusement arcade, wielding a cup of hot coffee in the German town of Hamelin. Nope, I can’t make this stuff up if I tried.
“He wasn’t going to pour coffee over her, he was going to hit her with the cup,” said a police spokesman.
Really? You think the 26-year-old female attendant who was alone in the arcade was scared of the paper cup? Not about getting burned by the steaming hot coffee? Hrmm?
Apparently the guy ordered the coffee, and once the cup of joe was in his possession, threatened her with the beverage and forced her to open the register. He fled with the coffee and an undisclosed amount of cash in hand.
I don’t believe I recall a similar incident of coffee being used as a weapon, just the infamous McDonald’s coffee spill. Remember when the woman dumped a cup of coffee in her lap and sued for a million dollars because her cup of hot coffee was too hot? Perhaps Goldilocks should have stuck with the iced coffee, but that might have been too cold.
Too bad the cashier at the arcade didn’t have a TASER device on her. The thief probably would have spilled the coffee on himself while getting zapped… but wait, then he could sue the arcade… sigh.
Be Safe, Be Prepared, Be careful of hot coffee.
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