BAR DIAMANTE, California – An off-duty LAPD officer allegedly found a tampon embedded in his Frappuccino halfway through drinking it at a Starbuck store inside a Target at Diamond Bar on Friday, sources told FOX 11.
Target released the following statement to FOX 11 on Tuesday afternoon:
“We take this allegation seriously. We have reviewed the video and found no suspicious behavior. We have shared the video with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and await the conclusions of their investigation.”
The reported incident occurred at Starbucks inside Target located at 747 Grand Ave.
FOX 11’s Bill Melugin was told that the officer used his debit card from the police credit union to buy his drink and was not in uniform at the time.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirms that its Walnut station took a report and they are now investigating.
The Walnut station issued the following statement Tuesday morning:
“Walnut Station detectives are investigating an incident of suspected food or drink poisoning at a local business. The incident was reported to have occurred on Friday, June 19, 2020 at approximately 2:30 pm, in the 700 block of Grand Avenue in the city of Diamond Bar. The victim was a 36-year-old white man. This is an ongoing investigation. There is no additional information available at this moment.”
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“This gross assault on a police officer was carried out by someone with hatred in his heart and who lacks human decency. We expect them to be publicly exposed, fired, arrested and prosecuted for their cowardly and disgusting actions, “the Los Angeles Police Protection League told FOX 11 journalist Bill Melugin.
LASD tells FOX 11 that detectives have removed the surveillance video and are now in the process of reviewing it.
Journalist Bill Melugin was told that the officer furiously reentered to confront staff once he made the discovery, and returned the mug at some point.
Since then, FOX 11 has learned that the Starbucks location in question is a Target licensee, which means that the employees are actually Target employees.
Target was expected to issue a statement sometime Tuesday.
When FOX 11 called Target, an employee responded and said she was aware of the incident, but that it happened at a different Starbucks. She did not know where the incident took place.
This is a developing story. Please check for updates.