Stupidest Man In Canada Cuts In Front Of Cops To Rob Starbucks

Another tip to anyone wishing to hold up a Starbucks: Not only is it a bad idea to go ahead with the robbery if there are police officers in the shop at the time, but you should probably not cut in front of the cops in order to start your hold up.

This exact scene played out over the weekend at a Starbucks in British Columbia, when two police officers watched as a 43-year-old man ignored them and the other people in line, walked right up to the register, threw a drink in an employee’s face and demanded cash.

Making things even more bizarre for the cops, they had just spoken with this same man outside the Starbucks only minutes earlier.

“[The officers] looked at each other in astonishment that someone would attempt that with two uniform officers in the room,” a police rep told the press afterward.

The wannabe robber was quickly apprehended and arrested by the officers. No word on whether or not they were able to get the coffee they were waiting in line for.

Cops say robber cut ahead of them in line at Starbucks [CTV]


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  1. Darrone says:

    I Always thought cops were dunkies fans

    • GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

      They are. These are Canuk Cops, aka Mounties. Their horses like Starbucks and get special cups.

      • bhr says:

        Tim Hortons then. OF course, if you try to rob a Tim Hortons you WILL get lynched.

      • bhr says:

        Tim Hortons then. OF course, if you try to rob a Tim Hortons you WILL get lynched.

        • Ebriosa says:

          Starbucks is surely the safer option. Man, if the other guys in jail with you think you’ve disrespected Timmies, they will all move away from you on the bench,

      • 5seconds says:

        No, they weren’t Mounties.

        • YOXIM says:

          Bullshit! You know they were. It’s a well known fact that Mounties are the only kind of police and/or military force that Canada possesses. I don’t care what you or the facts have to say!

    • Talisker says:

      I’m sure there will be an investigation into why the cops weren’t at Tim Hortons.

    • enomosiki says:

      Plenty of cops will tell you otherwise.

    • thisistobehelpful says:

      If there is a DD on the west coast PLEASE TELL ME. I’m moving back there and there definitely weren’t any when I left.

    • QOTSA says:

      There aren’t any Dunkin Donuts in Canada.

      • Fafaflunkie Plays His World's Smallest Violin For You says:

        Oh yes there are. There just aren’t that many of them. I say the ratio of DDs to Tim Hortons are about 1:200.

  2. ChemicalFyre says:

    The things people will do for a little bit of green…

  3. Big Mama Pain says:

    These cops are all proud of themselves that they go to a “classy” joint like Starbucks, not the coffee/donut hole the rest of the cops patronize.

    • guspaz says:

      It might have something to do with it being across the street from their police station. If that’s closer than the nearest Tims…

  4. Truthie says:

    Well, this is in Vancouver so I’m just going to assume the guy was really high.

    • The Marionette says:

      Actually people who are high are less prone to do something that idiotic. Now DRUNKS on the other hand are more likely to (unless he was on something else).

  5. TheMonkeyKing says:

    “…ignored them and the other people in line, walked right up to the register, threw a drink in an employee’s face and demanded cash.”

    I think he was arrested more for just being rude. You know, Canadians.

    • dragonfire81 says:

      “If you say sorry one more time I’m going to blow your head off!”

      • nybiker says:

        Which movie is that from? I can’t find the exact quote.
        I’m guessing Pulp Fiction, but I am not sure.

        • dragonfire81 says:

          It’s from Canadian Bacon starring John Candy and directed by, of all people, Michael Moore. Yes, THAT Michael Moore.

  6. qwickone says:

    Maybe he was trying to get arrested? I know some destitute people do that because at least a jail is a roof over your head.

    • Rectilinear Propagation says:

      That would make more sense than this guy thinking he was going to get away.

    • acasto says:

      That’s what I was thinking.

    • anchorworm is really sick of Minnesota weather says:

      Makes sense, when I was a Deputy, we used to have homeless people violate probation all the time just so that they would have a roof over their heads and three meals a day. If you have nowhere to go and it is the middle of winter, I guess it looks good to them. Sad commentary on modern life.

    • humperdinck says:

      I’ve seen this show. It’s all part of an elaborate plan to get thrown into prison to break his brother OUT of prison.

    • badb! says:

      I agree with this statement.

  7. dragonfire81 says:

    At first glance I thought the image was a LEGO Don Cherry…

  8. Nighthawke says:

    That sounds just like what a meth head would do.

    • zandar says:

      yeah, sounds totally delusional. He needs to be in lockup, if for no other reason to detox and be pointed toward a rehab program.

      Or he just needs to be separated from the rest of us for not being able to play well with others.

  9. DoubleBaconVeggieBurger says:

    Geez, if you’re going to rob a place, you should be polite enough to wait your turn!

  10. Dr. Eirik says:

    I remember reading, I think in a Darwin Awards book, about a guy that decided to rob a gun store. To do it, he had to walk around a marked cruiser sitting at the front door, then past a uniformed officer having coffee with the owner while he went to the register and pulled a gun.

    Since he was a Darwin Award winner, you can guess how that worked out for him.

  11. captadam says:

    Why wasn’t he at Tim Hortons?

  12. kcvaliant says:

    Seems to me he wanted arrested.. Probably the free AC, bed, food and television…

  13. Happy Tinfoil Cat says:

    Drugs are… uhm… like, bad.

  14. Excuse My Ambition Deficit Disorder says:

    “The wannabe robber was quickly apprehended and arrested by the officers.” Would it be any other way than quickly…wonder what the officers said to him outside to get him so angry…

  15. Fubish says: I don't know anything about it, but it seems to me... says:

    Ha! That doesn’t beat the two morons in New York City in the early 1970s who decided to rob a bank branch in Manhattan and obviously they did not case the joint first. They got in line for a teller and and handed her a note and told her it was a robbery. When they turned around to leave, they were looking down the barrels of about twenty .38s and .45s. Seems it was payday at the FBI office on one of the upper floors of the building and a lot of agents were in the bank to cash checks. I was working in Manhattan at the time, and it still gives me chuckles to this day.

  16. evnmorlo says:

    If he threw a drink at the employee, maybe he was asking for a refund. Leave it to the cops to escalate it to armed robbery.

    • zandar says:

      that was my first thought. I know I’ve had a couple drinks at starbucks I felt like throwing – but certainly not at the staff or anyone else for that matter.

  17. Wysguy says:

    Maybe he needed the money to get himself a seeing eye dog?

  18. Indyblue says:

    Are we sure this wasn’t a Tim Hortons? You know Canada and all.

  19. smo0 says:

    The stupidest man in Canada….

    they have ranks?!?!

  20. Ryan L says:

    Sweet, right across the street from where I used to work!! That always was a fun area.