Starbucks Robbery Foiled When Would-be Robber Opts for Cup of Coffee In Lieu of Cash

An Tennessee man didn't quite get the cash he was after when he walked into a Huntsville, Alabama, Starbucks with the intent to rob it, but he didn't leave empty handed either.

Police say the bizarre robbery attempt went down this past Sunday at 7:30 AM, when Phillip Sawdey entered the Starbucks on Airport Rd and demanded money from the barista behind the counter.

The incident report states that his plan to grab the cash and run were quickly brought to a halt when the barista informed him that she was unable to open the cash register.

She then offered to make it up to him with a free cup of coffee, which he accepted.

The suspect was later spotted walking around a nearby parking lot and arrested for robbery.

[photos via Yelp, Madison County Jail]