Assault by Hot Coffee Caught on Video


Have you seen this man — the one wearing glasses and beige suit in this video? If so, police may want to have a word with you. He’s wanted for aggravated assault, after throwing a scalding hot cup of coffee on an employee at Fresh Donuts near 39th Street and Lancaster Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, after a brief argument about whether or not he paid for his order. It was a sandwich that cost just $2.40. The woman suffered second degree burns on her arm, and according to reports, narrowly escaped taking the full brunt of the hot splash to her face. In addition to this video, which Metro ran yesterday afternoon, other surveillance footage of the attack shows the suspect never actually paid for the sandwich. Witnesses to the attack say he drove off in a gold or tan Cadillac.

Anyone with information is asked to call (215) 686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847. [Metro; CBS Philly]