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The Internet is still buzzing over a viral video that shows a teenage Starbucks employee body slamming a juvenile who attempted to run off with the tip jar.

The incident occurred about 3 weeks ago. The video shows the 17-year-old employee watching calmly from behind the counter as 2 juveniles run out of the store empty handed.

But when a 3rd child grabbed his tip jar and tried to flee the store, the employee sprang into action.

In one smooth motion, the employee lifted the kid off his feet, retrieved the tip jar with his left hand, and body slammed the kid before returning behind the counter with his tip jar like a true boss.

The child hopped up and ran screaming from the store, apparently unhurt except for his feelings.

The video was viewed nearly 3 million times on Twitter.com.

The teenager took to his Twitter page to explain that he did not lose his job over the incident. He said the three kids had previously stolen the tip jar and he wasn't about to lose his tips again.

"This is the original video of me recording the footage," @atlasssc wrote, "the kids stole the tip jar two days prior and got away with it, i was working when they tried a second time. Yes I still have my job and yes the police have seen the video... officer garthe shook my hand and said 'ya did what was right, kid'."

Twitter users praised the teen's quick thinking. But others were more interested in his shoulder length red curls.

Men and women asked him about his hair care regimen.

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"So i put conditoner [sic] on the midlength to ends of my hair, and i use a big tooth comb to detangle, then i wash my body and let the conditioner do its magic, then i rinse out the conditioner while combing it again. after im outta my shower i use an oil that helps w frizz."
 

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Good for him!

  • Meme

    How disgraceful that this child is thieving, his parents should be ashamed I hope he gets punished by his parents and has learnt his lesson

  • oshh16

    Russ Parr had a rant on gen z this morning. It is like no one is teaching the youth manners, courtesy, respect( for themselves, others and esp elders),values, right from wrong..... nothing

  • Yoni7

    Why doesn't this gif button work?

  • Strappyheels

    That was not a body slam.. I am so disappointed..

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Not my tip jar. Not today!!

  • SJ

    I'm more bothered by the child stealing.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Im mad he didnt draw blood. Yall better stop letting your bastards victimize people before they die

  • hottlanta

    Speaking of stealing from the tip jar. I was watching the news last night n saw dump n all of his kids over in London on the taxpayer dollars ..when l saw eddie munster in front of buckingham palace n his daughter tiffany dressed going to the state dinner with the queen l was livid. This is pitiful. We r paying for this.

  • GAPeach

    He threw that boy like a rag doll and just kept moving like nothing happened. https://media0.giphy.com/media/swPH6f77yLk2I/giphy.gif

  • GAPeach

    You broke it.

  • tintin

    considering they hardly make any money as it is. Some people depend on those tips wholeheartedly. I worked at a restaurant umpteenth years ago and tips paid my bills better than my actual pay. Thank Goodness he/she wasn't hurt in the process. But when you fighting for what's yours, sometimes you do turn into Hercules.

  • Topic Influencer
  • Topic Influencer

    Its sad. I have two born during Gen Z (95-2010). I teach/have taught mine. But you can TELL with some of their friends/associates that its not across the board. And those are the friendships that dont EVER last. I have learned to let them fizzle out on their own vs being the parent like "dont associate with that kid etc" bc 9 times out of 10 it happens naturally.

  • Coy little wink

    His hair is sensational ?

  • Topic Influencer

    Damn kid was airborne like hell. Im still laughing too

  • datjerk

    What's the problem? I hate a thief.

  • the guest

    Stealing a tip jar is like the lowest form of thief. What kind of parents raise the kind of kid who steals a tip jar? Starbucks needs to give the teen employee an award.

  • GAPeach

    Then his little ass gonna run out crying. He should have kicked him in the butt on the way out.

  • Bass

    Good for his a**. I can't stand theives.

  • Topic Influencer

    Reminds me of when Tyrese and Omar Gooding whooped them boys with a belt in Baby Boy. https://media0.giphy.com/media/wWue0rCDOphOE/giphy.gif

  • GAPeach

    LOL! Yesss. Since his mama ain't doing it, somebody gotta step in.

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    lol ya'll have to open the first tweet--they are roasting the sole black woman in the comments defending the children

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I heard it too. He spoke nothing but the truth. The sad part is if you try to teach them manners, they holler they're being abused. They have NO idea what real abuse is. They should have grown up in the 70's and 80's, when parents would slap fire out of you for being disrespectful and still make you do chores. I can not stand some of the kids in this generation. Thank God all of them dont behave that way. Some of them act so darn entitled like somebody owe them something, just because they were born.

  • abby500

    Nothing but love from me. That’ll teach them

  • Ni Ni

    +1, i dont care what color they are.

  • Gloria

    Bad azz kids

  • Yoni7

    LOL

  • Ni Ni

    This!

  • Yoni7

    Or there was a secret plot against me to just disable mine. LOL *side eyes all the Roses*

  • oshh16

    Tryna to tell you and LordT, the gen behind them SMH..these lil tweens and young adolescents, chile.......

  • Yoni7

    Bet you wouldn't say that if you found it in your coffee. LMAOOOO

  • Ni Ni

    Kids have too many rights now. They been coddled; there are no repercussions for bad decisions.

  • Trey

    I got NO problems with this at all

  • oshh16

    Making for a gen of ill mannered, entitled and weak individuals who will be adults very soon.

  • Thee Lovelii Ladii Jaye ?

    He went from Incredible Hulk to a hair care consultant all in one day...I love the innanet..LOL!

  • Ni Ni

    Raising more brats, uugh.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Same here. I tried to raise both of mine that way...one listened and one didn't...you can see the difference in their lifestyles now. The one who listened only want to be bothered with productive people.

  • xxxgracious

    It's summertime yall...teenagers ain't got nothing better to do. Some teen stuck up a mom at the pump at Kroger near my house. My dad has yard cameras and saw teens just scoping his garage and beamer checking to see if the doors were unlocked. And last night at 10pm I saw some mini hoochie mamas in their swimsuits walking around the neighborhood. They just opened the pool but I feel it will be shut down before the end of summer. Parents keep an eye on your kids.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    OT: Question for the Roses. Does anyone shop with Sephora?

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    what exactly was she defending?

  • PLEASEDontTellMe
  • xxxgracious

    I do. I honestly like their points system because I make large purchases and usually get a sample gift or something. That's how I try new products. But I dont like how they mistreated Sza. If you go on Google and type in sephora Calabasas you can see some many women giving them one star for how Sandy treated Sza lol.

  • Topic Influencer

    I see huh.

    She deserves a dragging.

  • Topic Influencer

    MAD ETHNIC RIGHT NOW
    ?

    @smileyadventure
    Jun 3

    Clearly not, but I’m sure assaulting a minor, and risking his life to be in danger trying to be a hero over a tip jar at work, isn’t the smartest thing. I said what I said.

  • GAPeach

    *hides hands*

  • tia

    Good for him.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    i have. And they just had another incident yesterday with comedian Leslie (Last name forgotten). I get some of my more consistently used products there...now i'm torn between my vanity and my social responsibility

  • Ni Ni

    Kids used to go around asking if they can cut grass to make a little change. It's older men cutting grass now which is fine, but even i used to cut grass for a while after i found out what my brother was making when i was a child.

    White kids are learning skills (brick laying, carpentry, construction, hunting, fishing). There are opportunities out there, you don't have to rob and steal.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    She deserves a dragging.
    ___________________________________
    I heard this in God's voice LMAO!

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    yeah....this was not necessary at alll

  • Topic Influencer

    Leslie Jones.

    Its to each about vanity vs social respon. Do we think everyone stopped drinking Pepsi bc of Kendall, totally cut H & M off, or totally cut off Shea Moisture? I say do however it is YOU feel. Everyone else is.

  • Topic Influencer

    That boy aint die and they had done it before. Over a tip jar at work pissed me off, bc its THEIR TIP JAR. I mean I guess. But they gave it to her

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    He is on Point....we cant go around defending ill mannered children under the Black Injustice Flag

  • xxxgracious

    Try Ulta. Where I live there right across the street from each other.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    I'm mad at Ulta, they cut my credit limit in half...ALL because i made 1 late (ok really 3) payments!! https://media1.giphy.com/media/zH72yAqrMuczC/giphy-downsized-medium.gif

  • T Willis

    They are lazy with no parental guidance.

  • xxxgracious

    Awwww poor baby lmfao ???

  • Topic Influencer

    They gonna put you in time out for 6 months. I think if you pay on time for 6 months they will reverse. Happened to bff bc baby Ulta is her store. I told her she should apply to work there part time bc hell she there all the time ANYWAYS.

  • Topic Influencer

    So Morgan Freeman lol.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    LMBO!!!!!

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    you are sooooooooooo right...I have older men knocking on my door to do my lawn. When i was coming up it was young boys earning that summer money. It's different for these kids. When i am pulling out my recyclables, and trash, if my neighbor is outside, she calls her sons out to do it for me. She doesn't allow me to pay them or anything. I wish she would let me demonstrate my appreciation to them directly. But it's her sons and her lesson.

  • T Willis

    Let it be *their* money that the teens were stealing and let’s see how self-righteous they are then!
    I can’t stand a thief! And I especially hate to see it from black teens! Smdh

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yes!!

  • ATL White Guy

    If I would have been caught stealing as a kid, my dad would have done more than this little throw to me. If these kids are already scheming on ways to steal things at their ages, who knows how bad they'll be in 10 years.

  • Topic Influencer

    SAME HERE. Oldest one aint listen. Youngest who is now 14 and going to HS listened AND watched and she cuts her lil homies the hell OFF do you hear me? One lil fella started getting C's and she said she didnt need his "bad academic energy in her aura" <<< ummm Erykah Badu is that you? Where my baby at?

  • xxxgracious

    My son is almost 4 but I have him occupied all summer. Just enrolled him for chess on Thursdays. Taekwondo on Saturdays and swimming lessons on Sunday evenings. I also take him to Barnes and Noble on Tuesdays. I just refuse to have a kid out in the streets or playing xbox all day.

  • Ni Ni

    That's true...she's teaching them things that will help them in the long run.

  • OvertheMississippi

    Schools/communities lose the most kids to death over breaks. ??

  • T Willis

    I don’t try that sh*t with my mom now and I’m in my early 30s.

    I keep saying black women need to be held accountable for the f*cked up crop of black kids smh. How is it that women are primarily raising 80% of black kids and they turn out illiterate, juvenile misfits? No one wants to blame black women - yet they wonder why over half of our people are lazy, spoiled, illiterate, v!0lent, and dysfunctional. We have to do something about the women breeding these kids.

  • MrsSpice1

    ????

  • MrsSpice1

    Oh please!?!!! Idgaf that lil punk deserve what he got LMAO!!!! Callin the cops dont work these days ppl gotta be vigilant. The lil mfz wouldve got a slap on the wrist and pulled that bs stunt again! ?

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    ???????? Come thruuuuuu!!! I love that she isn't having it and that's the way you have to be in life.

    That kind of thinking will take her far and exclude all of the slackers, while exposing the REAL non supporters and haters.

    I even tell my son not to pay attention to what people have because even some of them who've obtained wealth, aren't for you. Especially the ones who won it through a lawsuit, inheritance or the lottery. They didnt have to work hard/smart for it, so that new money can be hiding a REAL snake.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Ne neither! Idgaf! My tias were mad at me cause i stood by and let my cousins get arrested. Bish 1) what was i supposed to do fight the cops? Lol no and def not for some only white girls are feminine typa hispanic coon 2) bish i took them with me to nordstrom and they stole things instead of asking me knowing i have money and could buy it! Yall stereotyped tf outta us for no reason and im the one they mad at. Idfw thieves idgaf who it is!!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    I would be SO embarrassed if that were my kid! He was laughing when he got up though https://media2.giphy.com/media/Rhhr8D5mKSX7O/giphy.gif

  • Coy little wink

    Lol....true but i don't buy coffee

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Right! Hope he has a knot on the back of his thieving head!

  • T Willis

    You sound like a great parent. Kids - boys ESPECIALLY - need to be kept busy and they need to be taught responsibilities that will prepare them for adulthood. Some kids can fare well without the parental guidance, but most need the structure and development.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • sjames

    i do and i love their rewards system with the free perks and redemption points PLUS bday gifts. in regards to the employee scandals, these employees are a mess. they are a representation of the brand and the brand will SURELY fire them for negative publicity. Sephora is the IT girl and ULTA is hot in competition. I doubt they will protect ppl who go against their image

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Why is Tiffany Trump SO BIG? She is starting to look like Melissa McCarthy used to look ?

  • sjames

    white kids are learning advanced privilege LOL they also don't work hard just like the rest of these idle kids. they have too much access, downtime, and freedom

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    And the same Rugrats stole their tip jar 2 days before!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Its glitching!

  • Yoni7

    Me either. LOL

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Honesty, black women should not be out here having to raise whole families on their own. Where are the black fathers when some of these black mothers are at work/school trying to provide a better life for these kids? A lit of these kids wouldn't be in the situations they're in if they had at least one parent working and the other parent providing supervision and guidance. It really does take a village to raise these kids and society have put ALLLLLL the blame on black mothers ONLY. Not only is that unfair but it's also unrealistic to think one person should be doing EVERYTHING.

  • Ni Ni

    How is learning those trades an advanced privilege? Im not talking about school. Where i live, black and white men own their own small trade jobs. You dont have to be certified, they just need to be willing to work. A lot of times they pay cash, it would be a good summer job.

  • the guest

    LOVE his response to the curly hair care inquiry and REALLY LOVE his response photo to the ridiculous question asking if he's a girl when he is obviously a guy with long hair. Lots of white, multiethnic, and multiracial boys wear their loose curly hair long and ignorant people only ask if they are girls out of jealousy. I don't like thieves and I don't like jealous people.

  • sjames

    i didn't say learning those trades are an advanced privilege lol i said they are learning advanced privilege as in the art of mastering their privilege without putting in any work to receive the accolades they blv they deserve lol they too are not brick laying, mowing the lawns, building things. in fact, if you look at the youth, more black kids are doing things to advance in medicine and STEM careers

  • Lady_Elle

    Ugh... damn thieves!
    Seems like their job is to steal tip jars!
    They came back! smh

  • Nik

    ??????????

  • Malai

    C’mon now Yoni why u gotta ruin it ?

  • Seldomseen

    Lol

  • Seldomseen

    Mini hoochie mamma ??

  • Yoni7

    I mean, I damn near DIE when I find "their" hair in my food or on my clothes. DIE, you hear me?

  • Maxx

    Too funte! lmbo

  • T Willis

    Women need to do a much better job at planning for parenthood, because it affects their health and their body. Men will only do what women allow them to do. If the woman has loose morals and lacks basic common sense, then a man is going to take advantage of that situation and f*ck. It’s up to the woman to evaluate her situation and make the best decision for her BODY & her livelihood. There’s too many options on the market to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, for women. Too, too, too dayum many options. Black women act like helpless victims when it comes to our illegitimacy rates. A man isn’t going to turn down punani, but you, as a woman, will be affected by that decision for the rest of your life. The pregnancy can cause health issues for both you and your child for life. The man? His only responsibility is to send a check. Period. If women do better, then the men will follow. Stop shifting responsibility and accountability, it’s YOUR BODY, YOUR CHOICE, & YOUR HEALTH. It is not an equal scenario for men and women. This blame game is hurting our community because over half of black women cant raise functional, literate, and productive citizens. And lack of male parental figure is just part of the issue - black women not taking advantage of (emergency) contraceptives is a much bigger issue.

  • Topic Influencer

    Thanks for amending this.

  • hi-liter

    Shat....I’m still waiting for the Body Slam.

  • T865!

    ???

  • Evillene

    The kid deserved what he got. Still, I am unsettled watching yt people do what they would like to do to every black kid that crosses their path -- whether or not the kid is a criminal.

  • Renee26

    LMAO at the video of him tossing that boy and the photo response to somebody asking if he's a girl.

    Lookin like a whole girl holding a gun. Bruh might need to grow facial hair or bulk up to look more manly ?

  • Renee26

    Nah... He looks like a girl in the face not just cause of long hair ?

  • Renee26

    Only with a gift certificate chile. I supported Fenty and got some cute Too Faced brand lipsticks.

    I can get good quality make up from CVS for a cheaper price. When they have specials and reward bucks I've gotten $15 for like $3.... AND you can return makeup to CVS even if it's used. Don't like the look, get a refund.

  • Renee26

    Ok! Tearing up vacant homes and committing crimes too. They like to pretend minorities are the only ones doing this type of ish ?

  • Renee26

    Swear... I will gag the rest if the day lol

  • MsPam

    If black folks (some) stop being in the position of stealing it wouldn’t happen. I think if it was a yt kid stealing he would do the same. I hate thieves regardless of what color.

  • Renee26

    STFU with your made up facts! 80% of black youth are not illiterate or misfits.

    You and these lyin ass blanket statements and obvious bias towards black women isn't welcomed around here.

    BLOCKED

  • Renee26

    LMAO I love her response

  • Malai

    ????? u got me rollin

  • Nene’s Wig

    And why isn’t he being charged with child abuse? Endangering a minor? Assault? I’m surprised it’s not an outrage. If he were Black he’d be facing 20 yrs to life. ?

  • Trace da Ace

    well..hate to say it...but he did what he had to do...black, white, purple or orange...kids had NO BUSINESS trying to steal....hell if I EVER caught my kids stealing...oh I'm laying paws on them..ON SITE. Bet they asses wont try that again....

  • CookieMobster

    I BEEN trying to tell some of these folks it is not always race, and unsuccessfully I might add. Yes, most people white, black, brown, yellow, ECT, probably do have some mild racists thoughts at times, BUT this boy did not tackle this boy cuz he was black.

  • Trace da Ace

    lmao...riiigghhhttt!!

  • Trace da Ace

    he tossed that kid like I do when I catch my dog on my couch.....lmao!

  • Idare2bdiffrnt

    Little Degenerates. they will end up in prison soon. They clearly have nothing positive to give society.

  • Li-Wright

    The thieves are getting younger and younger. They get it from their parents. In Chicago, it's the teens who are carjacking. I guess they think they won't go to juvey, but now carjacking is a federal crime.

  • Applebootay

    It actually looked like he lifted a baby of about 7/8 and tossed him aside...I didn't see a body slam

  • Look@m3

    I just said the same thing...look like a kid to me.

  • Marlika

    I’m made that he’s really giving out his hair care regimens. ?

  • Logan Roberts

    Hmmm........I don't like thieves either, but I wonder if the boy was white?. Probably would've receive a stern talking to & a slice of cake.

  • B.Loveitt

    Me too!

  • B.Loveitt

    He was like "Stop that shyt please!"

  • the guest

    But when you fighting for what's yours, sometimes you do turn into Hercules.

  • Jayde da Blade

    Flat out wrong for throwing the child.
    Meanwhile where's the mammy for these hooligans?

  • brooks hill

    i`m old school and that kid should have kicked in the and slapped up side his head. good job RED, and don`t take no shit off these young stupid n.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Wait did that lil boy scream and ran out crying like a lil wuss? LMBAO!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The audio and video are not synced.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    But which one is him in the picture with the boys?

  • The Last Word

    The little mfers stole the tip jar two days before. If they're not being disciplined at home then they are going to get an ass-kicking elsewhere.

  • The Last Word

    $2 million for 4 limos in Ireland alone.

  • andrice

    I respectfully disagree.

  • andrice

    So how would you have approached it, do tell......

  • andrice

    Exactly

  • Maz

    Why should he be charge with child abuse???? Those kids had already been there and stole before. They clearly would have kept it going had no one done anything. I had a situation happen before similar to this,when I worked in fast food. I told the 3 kids to stop coming asking for money from customers several times and they didnt listen. I even went out of my way to talk to the mom who waited outside encouranging them to do so, she did nothing. It wasnt until I told the 3 kids I had the cops waiting for them and their mom if they returned.
    Kids wont listen until they have consequences and learn. I prefer this to be a valuable lesson for these kids so they dont continue to steal, because it can be much worse and you know it as well.

  • Nene’s Wig

    Hunnee if your kid is bullying my kid, and I as an adult haul off and smack the shit out of him-then I would be charged. Same situation here except the attacker is white.

  • Maz

    You're comaparing apples to oranges, the sitautions are not remotely the same and you know it.
    1. Where are the parents so this kid can go talk to them??? In the video, those 3 kids are clearly lacking a parental authority at the moment of the encounter, or am I wrong?
    2. Where should this kid or the rest of the employees go find the parents of the 3 kids to talk to them, since they are not present during the encounter?
    3. If my kid was being bullied by your kid and I talked to you first and you did nothing, I would have told my kid to beat your kids ass if they didn't stop.
    4. You want to make a scenario where the parents of the 3 kids are present, but they are not there, are they?
    5. What would you have done if you where in their shoes and those kids continued to steal from your place of work? It isnt their first time stealing from there and no adult figure of theirs is present?

  • Jayde da Blade

    I will respectfully accept the banter.
    1. Children are easily contusioned
    2. He already had the jar back
    3. Starbucks has race card issues
    4. Maybe theres a reason. Hunger?
    Why vilify children. Send DCFS.

  • andrice

    Said child should
    1. Be in school or somewhere being productive
    2. Schools offer free lunch and home meal programs
    3. Being black in America comes with a unique set of rules and instructions. Ignorance to such is dangerous
    4. Wrong is wrong in all shades
    5. Dont start none wont be none
    6. Bruisability is not a defense against natural consequence.

  • Jayde da Blade

    1.Its summer time
    2. But of the mother has not applied
    3. Being black does not excuse you from empathetic treatment we are all human and should be treated as such.
    4. Two wrongs don't make a right
    5. Contusions on children are busted blood vessels and are a cause of pause and great concern.
    He had his jar.
    He threw the child maliciously.

  • andrice

    1. Perhaps you should foster wayward or otherwise unsupported children.
    2. Be the change you want to see.
    3. Devote time productively, rather than rant online to folks whose opinion you cannot change.
    4. Starbucks is not at fault, nor is their 17 yr old employee.
    5. Hardwork and Dedication.
    6. Have a great week.

  • Jayde da Blade

    Welp. Now ya trolling.
    Lol dont get mad you hit ms up.
    Take the loss
    Hold the tears???

  • Jayde da Blade

    Sweeties no one ranted ya lying ass bitch...????
    You mad????
    Stop hitting boxes bothering ppl
    When the general community box is where your bs shit go.

    Meanwhile...

  • andrice

    Your fan club has one member.

  • Jayde da Blade

    Bitch pat ya self on the back then...