Man Receives RM1,000 Fine For Slapping Starbucks Employee

A 27 year old man slapped a Starbucks employee in anger, after he was told that he was not allowed to smoke in a public place.

man receives rm1,000 fine for slapping starbucks employeePhoto via Reuters

Public prosecutor Abdul Khaliq Nazeri brought a case against Mitchel Glend Samson for slapping and hurting a Starbucks employee, and the accused was fined RM1,000, in default of three months jail by the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate’s Court on Monday (16 November).

According to BERNAMA, Magistrate Mohamed Fared Abdul Latif meted out the sentence after he pleaded guilty to a charge of voluntarily causing hurt to 23-year-old Nur Hanisah Abu Hasan in front of a Starbucks outlet at Plaza Berjaya, Jalan Imbi last Friday, 13 November at 3:20 pm.

During the mitigation, Samson told the court that he scanned the MySejahtera application at the shop, but was not allowed to enter the premises due to his “high risk” status, and took a seat at the side of the outlet while waiting for a friend to buy him coffee.

“The Starbucks employee then approached me and chided me for smoking. I admit that I was wrong to have raised my hands at her. I apologise and seek a lenient sentence because I have a family in Sabah to support,” he said.

Oh no. We hope that the employee is okay!

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat