A veteran police officer was discharged from a Florida police force when complaints he intimidated Starbucks employees for free mochas filtered up to the chief of police.
Lt. Major Garvin of the Daytona Beach, Fla., police department frequented the Starbucks outlet as often as six times a shift and refused to pay, according to a report by MyFOXOrlando.com. Though free filtered coffee is offered to members of the force, Garvin’s demands for white mochas and specialty iced teas went above and beyond Starbucks' call of duty.
Garvin allegedly insisted he required the free coffees to serve and protect, MyFOXOrlando.com said.
"If something happens we could respond really fast or really slow — the difference between you getting a two-minute response time or a 15-minute response time,“ Garvin reportedly told a Starbucks employee.
Garvin was discharged after he failed a polygraph test when confronted with the allegations, according to the Daytona Beach police chief.