Man Says Starbucks Banned Him for Confronting People Parked in Handicap Spot


A man from St. Petersburg, Florida, claims Starbucks issued him a letter banning him for life from all of its stores.

Rob Rowen says the letter maintains that he disrupted business and threatened customers, according to WTSP. He told WTSP this is all because he’s confronted people who allegedly parked illegally in a handicap spot outside a Starbucks in Tampa.

Starbucks spokeswoman Laurel Harper responded, telling WTSP the following:

We understand Mr. Rowen’s concerns and have been speaking with him about this. Unfortunately, he became confrontational toward other customers, and we have asked him to refrain from visiting the store. We expect all of our customers to treat each other and our partners (employees) respectfully. We have been speaking with the landlord to improve the parking situation.

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The Mighty reached out to Starbucks for comment but has not yet heard back.


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