Starbucks Customer Attacked For Confronting Tip Bar Thief
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According to the Huntington Beach Police Department, officers were sent around 8:15 p.m. Saturday to Starbucks located on Adams Avenue at Brookhurst Street for report of a robbery.
A preliminary investigation revealed a suspect — later identified as Francisco Cardenas, of Santa Ana — took the tip jar from the counter and ran into the parking lot; however a customer followed Cardenas and confronted him about the theft.
Police explained Cardenas allegedly grabbed a 40 pound metal sign, and struck the customer in the head. He then fled from the scene on a bicycle.
A short time later, Cardenas was located in the area of Brookhurst Street and Ellis Avenue in Fountain Valley, and was found in possession of the stolen property.