Upset Over Tax, Man Throws Coffee In Clerk's Face
(CBS4) BOSTON A 57-year-old Plymouth man was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after he threw hot coffee in the face of a 17-year-old Dunkin Donuts clerk. According to police, the man, Kevin Thomas, of Fresh Pond Circle in Plymouth, was expressing his displeasure over a tax on his coffee. Police said Thomas was going to pay for the coffee but was voicing his complaints.After one of the clerks told Thomas to calm down, Thomas reportedly threw the hot coffee in the clerks face and then threw the cup at another clerk.Thomas left the store and turned himself into police an hour later. He is being charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Upset Over Paying Tax On Coffee, Man Throws Hot Java In Clerk's Face The female clerk who was hit in the face with the coffee was taken to the hospital with first degree burns to the left side of her face and shoulder, according to police."It goes from the pot to the cup, it starts to cool down a little," said Stacey Fitzgerald, the manager of a nearby Dunkin Donuts. "It probably drops 30 to 40 degrees, but still you're talking about 150 [to] 160 degrees she got thrown at her."
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