A Starbucks customer in Hanno, Saitama Prefecture, was arrested Tuesday after allegedly assaulting a worker. The attack took place at around 3:30 p.m. on Monday at the Hanno Station branch of the popular cafe chain after the 27-year-old man, who has been identified as Zentaro Shimizu, was asked by a male worker to stop attempting to proposition a 27-year-old female employee.
According to staff, Shimizu often flirted with female customers and staff at the branch. On the day in question, he was particularly persistent, staff were quoted as saying. After being asked to stop by a male employee, Shimizu apparently demanded that the man accompany him outside where he punched him. The man suffered a broken tooth and mild concussion, police said.
Shimizu was subdued by other employees and then detained by a station guard who called police.© Compiled from news reports