AN off-duty police officer was halfway done sipping a Starbucks Frappuccino when he reportedly found a tampon floating in his drink.
After the unpleasant find, the LAPD cop returned to the Starbucks at a Target in Diamond Bar, California, and angrily showed the staff, FOX 11 reported.
The conformation on Friday afternoon included the officer giving the cup back to the coffee shop.
It led to an investigation.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detectives created a report on the crime and recovered surveillance footage as part of the probe.
“Detectives are investigating an incident of alleged poising of food or drink at a local business,” the department said in a statement to the TV station on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the victim is a 36-year-old white male.
The off-duty officer reportedly was not in uniform and purchased the drink with his police credit union debit card.
Following the incident, the Los Angeles Police Protective League blasted the culprit and called for punishment.
“This disgusting assault on a police officer was carried out by someone with hatred in their heart and who lacks human decency,” the league said in a statement to FOX 11.
“We hope they are publicly exposed, fired, arrested, and prosecuted for their cowardly and repugnant actions.”
The Starbucks, located at 747 Grand Avenue, is a licensee of Target and is operated by the store, not the coffee company, according to the station.
Target is expected to come out with a statement on Tuesday regarding the incident.
Black Lives Matter protesters have called for defunding and disbanding police departments across the nation since the death of George Floyd in police custody after an officer held a knee on his neck.
Police in some instances have been criticized for responding to peaceful protesters with force.
Earlier this month, Starbucks got heat for an internal memo to employees prohibiting them from wearing Black Lives Matter shirts or items to work.
The company issued the memo despite publicly supporting Black Lives Matter on social media.
"There are agitators who misconstrue the fundamental principles of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement—and in certain circumstances, intentionally repurpose them to amplify divisiveness,” Starbucks stated in the memo to staff.
After facing backlash, Starbucks walked back on the policy and announced that employees could wear Black Lives Matter paraphernalia until the company provides them with branded shirts bearing the movement’s name.
"This movement is a catalyst for change, and right now, it's telling us a lot of things need to be addressed so we can make space to heal," Starbucks said in a subsequent letter to workers.
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