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15 Stupidest Ways to Lose Your Job

Zac Frank and Tania Khadder

June 11, 2010

8. The Coffee Cop

In many parts of the world, police live on bribes and kickbacks. An officer in Daytona Beach, Florida seemed to forget that he was a cop in a country where that doesn’t happen. For about two years, Lieutenant Major Garvin was given free specialty coffee drinks from a local Starbucks. When one day he was refused his drink on the house, the Lieutenant threatened employees with a much slower response time if they “needed a little help.” When investigated, he denied the claim and agreed to a polygraph. He failed.

Moral of the Story

A Triple Chai Latte isn’t that good. And don’t abuse your authority, whether or not you’re a law enforcement officer.

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