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Starbucks barista bragged about SPITTING in cops’ drinks, police say

A Starbucks employee in New Jersey was arrested Monday for allegedly spitting in police officers’ drinks.

Kevin Trejo, 21 was charged subjecting a law enforcement officer to bodily fluid, purposely tampering with a law enforcement officer’s drink, and creating a hazardous environment. Park Ridge police Chief Joseph Madden told NJ.com that Trejo was “arrogant enough to be bragging about it,” which prompted their investigation.

Trejo allegedly admitted to spitting in officers’ drinks. It is not immediately known how many times Trejo allegedly spit in drinks, or how many officers he targeted.

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Trejo worked at a Starbucks in Park Ridge. A spokesperson confirmed that Trejo is no longer employed by the company.

Madden told NJ.com that the business has cooperated with their investigation and no other workers were involved. Park Ridge police Captain Joseph Rampolla revealed to NorthJersey.com that police are in the process of getting the affected officers tested for COVID-19.

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[Featured image:Kevin Trejo/Park Ridge Police Department]