19 July 2008

Cop fired over free Starbucks

Well the Old Grey Lady does it again.

With Islamofacists ramping up operations in Afghanistan and trying to get a foothold in the United States, with an avowed America-hating doofus running for president, and hundreds of other pressing National issues, the NYTimes decides to focus its energies on a story of a police officer who is accused of accepting free Starbucks coffee in exchange "for his services."

On one side, employees of a Starbucks in Daytona Beach, Fla., have accused a police officer of offering his services on the condition of “free passion tea and coffee laced with white chocolate mocha syrup,” according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal. On the other, Lt. Major Garvin, a 15-year veteran of the force who challenges “the veracity of the accuser.”

It’s the coffee chain that people love to hate versus a cop allegedly trading the public’s trust for its fancy drinks. Is he a hero for refusing to cave to absurdly high prices at Starbucks? Or even more of a rogue for preferring the store in the first place — why not scam a mom-and-pop shop? The possibilities are endlessly ridiculous.

His superiors have already decided their part, firing Mr. Garvin after he failed a lie detector test on the accusations.

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Some shops give the police a free drink on the assumption that the officer will stay in the store and drink it. Sometimes having a uniformed officer standing there for 10 minutes will dissuade criminal activities.

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Something just doesn't add up on this one. The story says that this Lieutenant visited the Starbucks store upwards of 6 times per tour. But the Starbucks manager claims that this cop said if he didn't get his froo-froo drink he'd be able to affect the response time to the store in the case of an emergency.

Come on! This is a bit of an exaggeration as the Lieutenant doesn't have control over "response times" from the officers on his watch.

On the other hand, it would fit that some pompous ass white shirt could go into a Starbucks and demand free service. It wouldn't take too much of a strain on the imagination to see that one coming.

Here is the full story via USAToday.

We all know someone who abuses the "free drink" courtesy at some shops. I've even written about it myself. We had this guy in our district who'd spend upwards of 3 hours on-duty eating soup at a local White Hen. He ate so much of it (three 16 ounce containers) that they were thinking of changing their free-soup courtesy for police officers. Coppers always find a way to ruin a good thing when it comes their way.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

OT:Blog has been removed
Sorry, the blog at burbcopschicago.blogspot.com has been removed. This address is not available for new blogs.


Very suspicious.If the blog "owner" decided to pull the plug,wouldnt the blog address just disappear??

My gut feeling is that some Chief(s) used their official capacity to get Blogger to shut it down.

Anonymous said...

Yeah,we used to have a guy wear his uniform off duty and go in and get free pizzas from Dominoes.

Anonymous said...

Its about time, cops are such freeloaders. They demand free-bee's all the time. Pay your way, pigs.

Anonymous said...

man i shoild of been fired 50 times over for getting free smokes at the cta turnarond liquors at 79th and halsted in 006

Anonymous said...

Scumbag sense of entitlement.

Anonymous said...

Cops always like to strong-arm businesses for free food , smokes, and other things. They are just cheap-ass freeloaders nothing more...

Anonymous said...

I BET THE GUYS KNOCKING COPPERS IN HERE WENT OUT FOR THE JOB AND NEVER MADE IT NOW THEY ARE WANTABES FULL TIME, ALSO I BET IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO CHECK THEIR LUNCH BOXES WHEN LEAVING BY EMPLOYEEE EXIT

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I BET THE GUYS KNOCKING COPPERS IN HERE WENT OUT FOR THE JOB AND NEVER MADE IT NOW THEY ARE WANTABES FULL TIME, ALSO I BET IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO CHECK THEIR LUNCH BOXES WHEN LEAVING BY EMPLOYEEE EXIT

12:35 AM

You are such a bad investigator.

Anonymous said...

There's a retired cop from 015 who still wears his old uniform to get free food at the Burger King on North ave. And he probably pulls the same scam at his old favorite mexican place at Pulaski/North ave.

Anonymous said...

off topic, anyone notice that cook county no longer has a site in here as they used to . seems lil TOMMY FART didnt like what was being said about his incompatence and some how got to blg meister and had it squashed my my better go run to GINGER PUSSY TOMMY and cry

dago on the job said...

7:49am

If that Copper did his whole career
in 015, God bless him, let him have his burgers.(and on North Av,
mind you)
I only lasted a year there,then was able to bid out(see my movie
"Escape from Fort Forgotten").

Rue St. Michel said...

Send me an email at stmichelrue@yahoo.com if you know how I can in contact with the former blog owner.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

He only stayed in 015 because he has the hots foe black chicks, and was an ex-CHA cop.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget that retired cop also lives in 025's 30 sector. But hey, I wouldn't want his hillbilly ass living up by me.

Anonymous said...

In Shitcago you get to keep your job for essentially robbing the place.PHONE CALL!!