Rude cafe customer who allegedly threw hot coffee in the face of a barista when he refused to accept $5 to pay for a female customer’s order, reports to police and is charged
- Customer reportedly threw coffee at a barista at the Soul Bowl cafe in Rosehill
- The suspect had tried to pay for another woman’s drink, but refused the offer
- The 31-year-old man was later charged with assault after visiting the Granville Police Station
An irate bar customer who allegedly threw hot coffee in the face of a barista has been charged with assault.
The man, 31, went to Granville Police Station in western Sydney on Friday following a public social media appeal following the alleged incident.
He was later summoned by the court for ordinary assault and will appear in Parramatta court on July 26.
On Thursday, police were called to the cafe in the parking lot of a supermarket on Oak Street in Rosehill.
A customer allegedly threw hot coffee at a barista in Sydney’s West Sydney Soul Bowl cafe on Thursday morning – he has since been charged with assault
Store owner Lilly (pictured) said her staff member was on the point of crying when she arrived at the scene after the alleged incident on Thursday
The accused had offered to pay for an unknown woman’s coffee, but when she declined the offer, he persisted and tried to give the barista money for her drink.
When the 27-year-old barista said he wouldn’t ask the man for extra coffee, the man reportedly threw the drinks straight at his face.
The staff member, who was soaked, did not require medical treatment.
He was told to go home, but instead chose to stay and finish his shift after his wife brought him some dry clothes to put on.
Gruesome images of the alleged attack were shared by owner Lilly on the cafe’s Instagram account.
She said the staff member reportedly hit with the coffee had been in the store since it opened three years ago and was “loved and adored by everyone.”
The man had tried to pay for another woman’s coffee, but when she refused and the barista didn’t take the money, he allegedly poured him coffee