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The 21-year-old Starbucks employee is arrested for spitting the coffee from agents in New Jersey

The 21-year-old Starbucks employee is arrested for spitting the coffee from agents in New Jersey

  • Kevin Trejo, a 21-year-old from Westwood, was arrested Monday after he was found to spit officer drinks at the Park Ridge location
  • A Starbucks spokesperson said Trejo’s actions were “objectionable” and shared that the employee had been fired
  • The Park Ridge location normally has a friendly relationship with the local authorities and hosts several ‘Coffee with a Cop’ events

Kevin Trejo, a 21-year-old from Westwood, was arrested Monday after it was determined that he was throwing spits into several officers' drinks at a location in Park Ridge.

Kevin Trejo, a 21-year-old from Westwood, was arrested Monday after it was determined that he was throwing spits into several officers’ drinks at a location in Park Ridge.

A former Starbucks employee in New Jersey has been arrested for spitting numerous drinks from police officers, local authorities said.

Kevin Trejo, a 21-year-old from Westwood, was arrested Monday after it was determined that he was throwing spit into several officers’ drinks at a location in Park Ridge.

“Under the current COVID threat, it’s extremely disturbing to think that someone would intentionally spit into your drink,” said Park Ridge police chief Joseph Rampolla NorthJersey.com reports.

It is currently unknown how many drinks are said to have been spat out, officers shared.

A Starbucks spokesperson said Trejo’s actions were “objectionable” and said the employee had been fired.

“We will continue to support the Park Ridge Police Department in their investigations and have a deep respect for the Park Ridge Police Department and the agents who help protect our partners and communities,” the spokesperson added.

Rampolla noted that the Park Ridge location normally has a friendly relationship with the local authorities, where several ‘Coffee with a Cop’ events take place.

The Park Ridge location normally has a friendly relationship with the local authorities and hosts several 'Coffee with a Cop' events

The Park Ridge location normally has a friendly relationship with the local authorities and hosts several 'Coffee with a Cop' events

The Park Ridge location normally has a friendly relationship with the local authorities and hosts several ‘Coffee with a Cop’ events

“We think this was an isolated act, but it doesn’t take away the shock and disgust our officers feel,” said Rampolla.

He added that officers who may have been exposed to the coronavirus will be tested for the virus.

Trejo has been accused of subjecting a law enforcement officer to body fluid, deliberately messing with a drink from a law enforcement officer, and creating a dangerous environment.

The incident is because police across the country have accused several restaurants of messing with their food or drink amid mounting tension as protest ends police brutality in the United States.

“Officers risk their lives daily, it shouldn’t be while they get coffee,” Patrick Colligan, president of the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association, said in a statement.

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