Cop Fired After Threatening Starbucks Employees

July 18, 2008

An internal affairs report says a Daytona Beach police officer, Lt. Major Garvin, a 15-year veteran, demanded free coffee and tea from a Starbucks and threatened employees with slower emergency response times if they refused. He was fired July 8 after failing a polygraph test Garvin had insisted on taking.

The coffeehouse’s employees claim that since June 2007, Garvin had visited the store as many as six times a night while on duty. Besides demanding free drinks, workers complained that Garvin also cut in front of paying customers.

No more coffee donuts for that mannerless cop.

***Editor’s note: The above photo is NOT Lt. Major Garvin

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Texas Highway Coated by 5000 Gallons Of Molasses

July 18, 2008


Drivers heading to Sugar Land, Texas were rerouted Thursday after the afternoon accident in which an overturned tanker truck pouring 5,000 gallons of molasses onto a major Texas highway shut down Texas 6 at Southwest Freeway for eight hours.

City of Sugar Land spokeswoman Pat Pollicoff made a statement that the road was closed until midnight Thursday because of the coating of “healthy, all natural molasses.” The spilled molasses was intended for use in cattle food.

The 26-year-old driver of the truck, Joe Albert Loya, was taken to a hospital with minor head injuries.

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