New Jersey Starbucks employee arrested for allegedly spitting in police officers' drinks
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Authorities in New Jersey say a Starbucks barista has been arrested after admitting to spitting in the drinks of police officers.

Kevin Trejo, 21, was charged with subjecting a law enforcement officer to contact with a bodily fluid, tampering with a cup of coffee knowing it was ordered by an officer and creating a hazardous condition on Monday, reported.

Park Ridge Police Chief Joseph Madden told the outlet that Trejo was questioned by law enforcement after he was “arrogant enough to be bragging about it.”


The incident reportedly did not involve other workers and Starbucks spokeswoman Sara Autio told the outlet that Trejo has been fired.

“This individual’s behavior was reprehensible and not at all a reflection of how our employees treat our customers on a daily basis,” Autio said. “We want everyone who comes into our stores to receive a positive experience and when that doesn’t occur, we move quickly to address it and hold ourselves accountable.”

Patrick Colligan, the president of the New Jersey Policemen Benevolent Association, condemned the “outrageous actions” in a statement.

"Every time I think we as society hit bottom, there is a new incident. Officers risk their lives daily, it shouldn't be while getting coffee,” Colligan said.

The incident comes amid widespread protests against police brutality and racial injustice following the May death of unarmed Black man George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.