Man accused of throwing hot coffee in face of Dunkin’ employee in drive-thru


NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — A man is accused of throwing a cup of hot coffee in the face of a Dunkin’ employee at a drive-thru in west-central Florida early Sunday.

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According to a Facebook post by the New Port Richey Police Department, a man allegedly became angry at about 8:45 a.m. EST when he was given an extra cup of coffee for free by a Dunkin’ employee in New Port Richey.

Police said the man allegedly threw the hot coffee back at the employee and struck her in the face. The woman suffered blisters as a result, WFLA-TV reported.

The suspect, who was not identified, was driving a silver four-door SUV, according to WTVT.

It was unclear what led to the incident, or what might have been said by the employee and/or suspect during the transaction when a drive-thru order was communicated.

An investigation is ongoing, police said.