Starbucks Barista Offers Would-Be Robber Free Coffee Instead Of Cash: Robber Accepts

When a would-be robber asked for all of the cash in the register of an Alabama Starbucks, either a quick-thinking cashier or the limits of technology got in his way. According to police, the cashier told him that the drawer wouldn’t open….so would he like a free coffee instead? Score! Free coffee!

Of course, we don’t recommend this method of getting free coffee. Mostly because police caught up with the man in a nearby parking lot and arrested him.

Huntsville police: Robber demands money from Starbucks; cashier gives him a coffee instead [Alabama Live]

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