BREAKING: Sources tell me an off duty LAPD officer allegedly found a tampon halfway thru his Frappuccino at a Starbucks in Diamond Bar on Friday. I’m told he used his police credit union debit card. Sheriff’s Dept. confirms they took a report & they’re now investigating. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/HdLTreNuur— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) June 23, 2020
The Sheriff’s Department released a statement on Tuesday claiming that the incident took place.
"Walnut Station Detectives are investigating an incident of alleged poisoning of food or drink at a local business," the statement reads per the local Fox affiliate. "The victim was a male White 36 years-old. This is an ongoing investigation. No further information is available at this time."
Sources tell Fox's Bill Melugin that the off-duty officer stopped by the Starbuck—which was located inside a target—to purchase a frappuccino. The victim was not wearing a uniform, but sources say that he did use his police credit union debit card to buy the drink.
Along with the Sheriff’s Department, the LA Police Protective League was notified of the incident and released a statement in defense of the officer.
"This disgusting assault on a police officer was carried out by someone with hatred in their heart and who lacks human decency," the statement reads. "We hope they are publicly exposed, fired, arrested, and prosecuted for their cowardly and repugnant actions."
Although the Police Protective League and the Sheriff’s Department are taking the incident seriously, a lot of people aren't convinced that a tampon was placed in the drink.
Fox reporter: A TAMPON IN HIS FRAPPUCCINO OH THE HORROR— Michelle Witte - closed to queries (@michellewitte) June 23, 2020
Everyone with a vagina: Dude, that’s not a tampon. https://t.co/PxQd4u212w
This is another hoax made by a man that has no idea what a saturated tampon looks like. Do you know how fast baristas have to work to complete orders, ESPECIALLY at Target locations? Like 45-60 seconds while people are watching. I’m looking forward to how this turns out lmao https://t.co/FoDXaDlXYd— a bitch who didn’t ask you (@BtSquared2) June 23, 2020
the frappuccino blender only goes for 11 seconds i promise we do not have time to whip out a whole ass tampon and put it in your frappuccino in ELEVEN SECONDS https://t.co/UKdFHip8Ge— lily (@lilystgermain) June 23, 2020
That...is not what a tampon looks like https://t.co/nFeUfxjz9f— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) June 23, 2020
I thought this was a camel eating celery https://t.co/vAkkrs5WAu— Himbo Slice 🍽🌹🌱🍄 (@ArtofDuarte) June 23, 2020
Every woman ever is literally in tears right now bc men have no idea how tampons look or work https://t.co/WnPAxeKHox— ❀ Taye woke up BLACK again ❀ (@TayeAkira) June 23, 2020
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