Story at a glance:

  • A man allegedly pulled a gun on a woman over cream cheese.
  • The 23-year-old woman is the daughter of Miami Gardens Police Chief Delma Noel-Pratt.
  • A suspect has been charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and armed robbery, though the robbery charge was dropped./li>

A Starbucks employee had her life threatened over missing cream cheese on an impatient, armed customer’s toasty warm bagel.

In Miami Gardens, Fla., the absence of cream cheese was the alleged first and last straw for a 38-year-old man named Omar Wright, police say. 

When he saw his bagel without cream cheese, he allegedly grabbed his gun and threatened the young worker to cut the cheese, The New York Post reported.


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For the barista who forgot the cheese, it may have been a life or death situation. But luckily, the 23-year-old worker had an ace in her sleeve — she is the daughter of Miami Gardens Police Chief Delma Noel-Pratt.

“He basically said 'you don’t know who you are dealing with,'” Noel-Pratt told CBS 4 Miami. “He was brandishing a weapon while looking right at her and saying those words. So she felt fear, fear for her life. He came up to the drive-through window with a gun in his hand.”

Wright got charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and armed robbery. 

However, on last Friday, in his first appearance in court, Wright argued that it is not technically robbery if he paid for the cream cheese, even though one would say he demanded it the wrong way.

“I don’t know how they got armed robbery,” Wright reportedly said, as his lawyer argued he had paid for the cream cheese. 

The judge dropped the second charge.

In his mugshot, Wright gave a smirk to the camera.

“[Noel-Pratt’s daughter] recently received counseling and is receiving more counseling after this traumatic experience,” the chief said.

“If you are angry about something there are other measures you can take. Go get counseling. Go for a walk but do not pick up a firearm. It is not right,” she added.


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Published on Jun 21, 2021