March 8, 2015 9:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]No good deed goes unpunished.

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.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

5 responses to Starbucks Customer Attacked For Confronting Tip Bar Thief

  1. jybarz March 8th, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Small time robber trying to get away with small change. How desperate!

    • bpollen March 8th, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      Yeah, it’s always good policy to compound your crimes… now it’s robbery AND assault.

  2. lafrique March 9th, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Thank goodness the police employees didn’t kill the good samaritan.

  3. rg9rts March 9th, 2015 at 6:46 am

    So how did the good guy end up??

  4. Snick1946 March 9th, 2015 at 11:21 am

    So what is the point of posting this story? Sounds like just a routine crime and arrest. Must be missing something…