This manager then called the police, and when the police arrived, onlookers took to their social media accounts and one even filmed the entire interaction. Melissa DePino was there when this debacle went down, and was one of the people at this Starbucks that took to social media. But instead of merely live-tweeting her take on the event, she recorded the video and tweeted it out to her 11,800 followers. As one could assume, people were outraged from every angle.
Over the next few days, the video picked up steam, and has racked up nearly 170,000 retweets to-date. Protests erupted outside of this Starbucks and many other across America, and people continued to voice their opinions, concerns, questions and sheer outrage on social platforms and review sites.