TEMPE, Ariz. — Six Arizona police officers reportedly were asked to leave a Starbucks in Tempe by a barista because a customer felt uncomfortable, KNXV reported.
According to the Tempe Officers Association, a barista told the officers they were making a customer "feel uncomfortable," the television station reported. The officers allegedly were asked to either move out of the customer's sight or leave, KNXV reported.
The officers left, the television station reported.
The actions of the barista did not sit well with the Tempe Officers Association, which tweeted its displeasure.
Reggie Borges, a spokesman with Starbucks, spoke by telephone to KTVK and said customers visiting the coffee shop should "feel welcomed and embraced."
"We have reached out to the Tempe police department to try to better understand what took place and apologize for any misunderstandings or inappropriate behavior that may have taken place," Borges told the television station.
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