A 45-year-old HGV driver could die in prison after a court heard he skipped the queue in Starbucks, it has emerged.
The man was arrested after being spotted maneuvering in and out of two pensioners and in between a group of students as he navigated his way to the cashier to order a Frappuccino.
“You don’t squeeze past a snobby student in Starbucks, everybody knows that,” said a former employee of the much-criticized company.
Critics say the sentence is not harsh enough, pointing to a case in the US where a 76-year-old retired veteran left a Starbucks premises without taking his empty cup back to the counter. He was found guilty and later executed in front of a pay per view audience.
It’s not the first time a customer has received a hefty jail term.
In 2014 a 38-year-old woman from London had her kids taken from her before being sentenced to 100 lashes for going the opposite way as she tried to make her way through an IKEA store.
The woman escaped the death sentence after her lawyers pointed out the arrows on the floor directing where shoppers should go were a little faded and in need of a touch of fluorescent paint.