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Police: Man uses hot coffee as weapon in Fayetteville robbery

Posted November 5, 2012

— Police asked Monday for the public's help in identifying a man who threw a cup of hot coffee on a Waffle House employee before robbing the Fayetteville eatery last week.

The incident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Waffle House in the 2300 block of Gillespie Street, police said.

Anyone who recognizes the suspected robber is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

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  • kermit60 Nov 6, 12:20 p.m.

    Got to give this guy credit. He might be charged for robbery, but won't be charged with using a dangerous or lethal weapon in the commission of a felony. You are very wrong with that assumption. If it is determined that his intent was to cause serious injury the hot coffee may then be considered a dangerous weapon. It does not need to be able to kill just cause serious or permanent injury. Seems clear to me with the robbery he was using it as a weapon and should be charged as such.

  • Weaker Pelosi Nov 6, 12:19 p.m.

    The lady who sued Mcdonalds received 600,000 dollars.

  • The Anti Hans Nov 6, 11:29 a.m.

    Time to heavily restrict coffee. Background checks and mandatory registration of all coffee cups will surely reduce coffee-related assaults.

  • twoods7 Nov 6, 9:35 a.m.

    To mitigate this guy's offense, his attorney should state that while his client did commit this crime, he used decaffeinated coffee in the commission of this robbery.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 6, 9:27 a.m.

    Using hot coffee as a weapon to rob someone worked for that Liebeck woman who took $160,000 from McDonald's for spilling it in her lap.

    NoMoreObamaPlease
    November 5, 2012 5:15 p.m......We studied that case in first year law. This spilled coffee caused 2nd and 3rd degree burns. All she wanted was for them to pay her doctor bill, around 1,000 dollars. McDonald's lawyers decided to try and earn their pay, refused. Bad decision on their part, because it end up in court and they lost their case. The judge awarded her this money, way above what she was seeking.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Nov 6, 9:25 a.m.

    Got to give this guy credit. He might be charged for robbery, but won't be charged with using a dangerous or lethal weapon in the commission of a felony.

  • lopo Nov 6, 8:48 a.m.

    Remember guys, guns don't kill people, coffee does.

  • miseem Nov 5, 7:01 p.m.

    That's it ... we need to control coffee as a weapon. Must have a permit to buy coffee and a license to carry coffee and register yourself with the government as a coffee-owner, coffee-carrier.
    CountryBoyz.
    Yep. Just don't take away my moonshine. What, you mean they've already done that? I guess all this talk of pursuit of happiness is just liberal driveral. Dang.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 5, 6:09 p.m.

    I'm betting they already have his picture and name in their files.

  • Unfair Moderators Stink Nov 5, 5:15 p.m.

    Using hot coffee as a weapon to rob someone worked for that Liebeck woman who took $160,000 from McDonald's for spilling it in her lap.

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