A court ruled that it was appropriate to arrest the waitress for serving the terrible iced brew at a gas station near Pamplona, northern Spain, after a lengthy appeal
Baristas need to be extra careful when making coffee for police officers – they could end up behind bars.
That was the verdict of a court near Pamplona, northern Spain, after a waitress served a terrible iced coffee to a police officer and was duly arrested.
The official’s behavior was not arbitrary and the arrest for disobedience and disturbance of the peace was lawful, the court in the Navarre region ruled.
The nameless officer and waitress got into a huge spat in front of stunned bystanders at the Pamplona gas station in July 2019 after almost spat out the iced brew it was served with, The Times reported.
He asked the woman to go outside, where the argument continued.
When she replied “angrily,” the court said, he decided that she was in danger of disturbing the peace and decided to take her in.
The court found the absurd arrest “in no way disrespectful” and the woman’s behavior outside the restaurant was certainly disobedient.
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He was initially suspended for six months for “severe recklessness against individual freedom”, but the court overturned the sentence.
The waitress’s punishment can be considered severe.
Still, things could get worse.
Every year in July, the city hosts the world-famous Bull Run Festival.
Though law enforcement hasn’t found a way to use this to discipline criminals – and bad coffee makers.