PHILADELPHIA, PA (WWBT) - Starbucks issued an apology on Saturday after two men were captured on a social media video being handcuffed at a Philadelphia Starbucks on Thursday.
The video showed the men surrounded by officers, who then asked them to stand up before handcuffing them and leading them out of the store. Several witnesses were wondering what the men did that led to the arrest.
One person said the two were waiting for a friend to show up.
The men were later released after Starbucks did not press charges.
Starbucks issued an apology:
However, several people posted on social media using the hashtag #BoycottStarbucks saying they plan to spend their money elsewhere.
A Starbucks official said it is company policy for stores in Philadelphia and other cities to require anyone who wants to use the facilities to buy something.
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