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I just learned about this story from Leighton’s site and had to share it… Apparently a meter maid was seriously scalded the other day in Boston after an irate Starbuck’s customer threw piping hot coffee in her face for having the nerve to ticket his Hummer. No mention of a big “W” sticker, or an “I Support the Troops” magnetic ribbon on the back, but I’ll do some research and see what I can dig up… Anyone care to make a wager?

And here’s a not-too-surprising quote from the story: “Youhanna claimed that he spilled the coffee by mistake after slipping on some ice and falling, a claim that the woman in the Hummer corroborated. But witnesses said he charged at Noviello and threw the coffee.”

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4 Comments

  1. mark
    Posted January 23, 2005 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    This just in…. Youhanna is a native of Lebanon and owns a private security firm called Gavilier Security Patrol.

  2. mark
    Posted January 23, 2005 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    And, a strange conversation is taking place at the Boston Herald site about it, with some people defending the coffee-thrower, and others suggesting that he, and for that matter all “foreigners,” be imprisoned or deported.

  3. chris
    Posted January 23, 2005 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Wow. It is so sad. So weird. I feel that the level of socially acceptabe violence/anger is getting higher in society (Gee, I wonder why?). I am amazed at the number of cars (usually SUVs) I see that are taking up two parking spots, either straddling the line or having extra space behind/in front that have Dubya stickers.

  4. Barry
    Posted June 14, 2005 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    So it was ‘Dubya’s’ fault?
    Or the SUV’s fault?
    StarBucks fault?
    Perhaps ‘No-Fault?’
    Oh, now I see – it was in Boston
    – nuff said!

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