Disagreement over coffee at Starbucks in Burbank leads to black eye

A 44-year-old man who got into an argument over a coffee at Starbucks in Burbank on Saturday ended up with a black eye, police said.

The Huntington Park man was confronted at around 11:30 a.m. after he reportedly grabbed the wrong beverage at the pick-up counter, said Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz.

The man who approached him insisted the coffee was his, Ruiz said. 

After a brief verbal exchange, the suspect left the North San Fernando Boulevard coffee shop and returned moments later with another man.

The men then shoved and punched the Huntington Park man and fled the scene, leaving the victim with a black eye.

“There was a misunderstanding whose coffee it was,” Ruiz said. “[The victim] thought it belonged to him.”

The suspects were described as Armenian, roughly 27 years old and with black hair. One of them was about 5 feet, 4 inches tall and 250 pounds. The other was roughly 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 185 pounds, Ruiz said.

-- Alene Tchekmedyian, Times Community News

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