EPD Busts Starbucks Cream Thief, and He’s An Occupier

Hank Sims / Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 @ 2:08 p.m. / News

This is not good on several fronts. Occupiers don’t let Occupiers steal stuff. Self-police, people.

From the Eureka Police Department:

On 11-03-2011 at about 10:45 am, the Eureka Police Department was contacted by an employee of Starbuck’s Coffee shop concerning a theft. The employee went on to explain that a subject identifying himself as a representative of “Occupy” solicited the employee for a donation of perishables to their cause. The request was declined and the subject stepped away from the counter. As the subject exited the store, he stole a carafe of cream from a counter and left the store.

The suspect was described as in his 20’s, wearing brown worn out Carhart pants, a light colored sweater in poor condition, and a brown knit beanie.

Officers were dispatched to the courthouse and located a carafe matching the stolen property on a table that the “Occupy” members were using for their food items. The carafe was identified by a Starbuck’s employee and recovered by an Officer. Starbuck’s wished no prosecution in the matter.

The Eureka Police Department wishes to share this information with the public, especially local business owners, in case this is not an isolated event.   

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