In Case You Weren't Aware, Throwing Hot Tea At Dunkin' Donuts Workers Will Not Resolve Your Issue

Complaining about poor service is one thing, but when you put yourself into battle mode because of a perceived slight, you’re just courting trouble. A Dunkin’ Donuts customer was reportedly not quite pleased with how she was being treated recently, and got more than herself into hot water when she tossed tea at employees recently.

CBS Boston says the woman is accused of throwing hot tea at two Dunkin’ Donuts employees, and has been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The whole situation went down over a grudge the woman was holding from a previous visit — she came back to the store to complain about her treatment at the hands of employees the week before. According to the accused, on this visit, she didn’t appreciate how employees were looking at her so she dropped a cup of iced tea.

Not so, say the workers. There’s a difference between hot and iced, and one hurts a lot more than the other. They claim she threw hot tea at them after a bit of a testy exchange, although neither victim was injured. Surveillance video backs up their claim that the tea was aimed in their direction.

The woman was arrested and released on bail, and is charged with disorderly conduct.

Hot or cold liquid, munchkin shaped or not, don’t throw things at employees if you want to stay out of jail.

Woman Accused Of Throwing Hot Tea At Dunkin’ Donuts Workers [CBS Boston]

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  1. Sarek says:

    Would throwing a day-old donut or Munchkin at them also be assault with a deadly weapon?

    • Chuft-Captain says:

      Yes. But to be fair, this is Dunkin Donuts. Their stuff is so dry, it would still be a deadly weapon fresh from the kitchen.

    • euph_22 says:

      Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. That stuff is dangerous, man.

      Seriously though, this very easily could have caused severe injuries (also HORRENDOUSLY painful ones that could leave the victim permanently disfigured). It the attacker grab a coffee pot, and throw that it could cause life threatening injuries.

  2. chefboyardee says:

    Poor Ben. Charged with assault and he wasn’t even there.

  3. IndyJaws says:

    Is the hot tea HOT HOT HOT or cold? HOT HOT HOT or cold?

  4. RenegadePlatypus says:

    “CBS Boston says the woman … has ben charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.”

    “The woman was arrested and released on bail, and is charged with disorderly conduct.”

    ??

    • ptr2void says:

      There’s an “also” in that sentence now:

      “Azzari says Peete was arrested and released on bail. She’s also charged with disorderly conduct.”

  5. dolemite says:

    She either has no life, or that service the previous week was the most inhumane treatment a human has had to endure. If I receive absolutely terrible service, I simply do not go back.

  6. TripHammer says:

    Your better off writing a letter to corporate. :)

  7. LBD_Nytetrayn says:

    “In Case You Weren’t Aware, Throwing Hot Tea At Dunkin’ Donuts Workers Will Not Resolve Your Issue”

    Damn, is that why it never works? I’m glad someone told me before I started throwing other things. Boy, would that be embarrassing or what?

  8. Cerne says:

    “In Case You Weren’t Aware, Throwing Hot Tea At Dunkin’ Donuts Workers Will Not Resolve Your Issue”

    Once again the Consumerist posts a highly misleading headline.There are tons of issues this could resolve. For instance what if your issue is a lack of being in jail? Or a lack of people needing plastic surgery?