Cop Suing Over Spilt Free Coffee Put Off Getting Medical Care

by Dave Blount | May 11, 2015 3:20 pm

According to the prevailing mentality, the only just way to acquire anything is to have it coercively taken from its rightful owner and given to you as a reward for being a victim. This ethos has seeped into every corner of society, so that instead of reading of the heroism of police officers, we are confronted by stories like this:

After severely burning himself with a free cup of Starbucks coffee, a North Carolina police officer suing the coffee chain says he waited hours and got photos before seeking medical care.

Raleigh police officer Matthew Kohr told jurors Wednesday he drove home to have the injury photographed before he went to an urgent care facility, the News & Observer reports (

Kohr testified that he left Starbucks in his police car, got his truck from the police garage, drove home and had his wife take pictures of the third-degree burns on his inner thigh.

Not until more than two hours after the incident did Kohr go to an urgent care center, Starbucks attorney Tricia Derr emphasized.

Here’s how Kohr acquired his lottery ticket for our system of jackpot justice:

Kohr says the lid popped off his coffee — free to officers in uniform — and the cup collapsed in his lap during the 2012 incident. … Kohr is suing the coffee chain for between $50,000 and $750,000.

He says that spilling coffee on himself aggravated his Crohn’s disease. You would be amazed what might fly so long as you get the right jury.

The system is like this because lawyers get a fat cut of the plunder.

On a tip from Muddypaw. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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