Baristas Pack Heat And It’s Not the Java

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March 2014

A Spokane coffee shop, in response to multiple robberies at the shop, is encouraging its staff to come to work locked and loaded. Employees at Jitterz Java are wearing their firearms on the job after the most recent robbery attempt when a suspect tried to squeeze through the drive-through window brandishing a weapon (she was chased off). News video this week showed a gun sitting next to the register in plain sight and one of the baristas wearing a .38 Special Lavender Lady sidearm. Workers are within their rights to carry weapons, per the Spokane police. The manager of the shop stated that customers have been mostly supportive of the change, though a few posts on social media suggest not everyone is happy about it.