A man from Buffalo was charged with impersonating a police officer. Why? So he could get the law enforcement discount at a local Starbucks. Hey… some people will do anything for a freebie!
48-year-old Mark Stetter went into a Starbucks and displayed a fake badge, along with a gun in a holster attached to his belt. He was determined to get that discounted cup of joe! He told the barista that he was a detective and demanded a discount. Probably not the best way to go about it, but what do we know?!
He must have been feeling pretty good about himself (and still thirsty) when it worked, because he then went to a neighbor coffee shop, displayed his fake cop stuff and demanded more free coffee… oh, and the business was even closed!
Employees at the second location called the police to make sure they weren’t being held up and it was quickly determined that Stetter was a fake. He was arrested and his wanna-be police gun, which was actually a BB gun, was taken into evidence. The wannabe cop coffee “thief” was charged with criminal trespassing, criminal impersonation of a police officer and menacing.
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