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NC police officer burned by free coffee sues Starbucks

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A Raleigh police officer who was given a free cup of coffee by Starbucks is now suing the company after he spilled it and burned himself.

In the lawsuit, Matthew Kohr, a lieutenant with Raleigh Police Department, said the lid popped off the cup of coffee he ordered at the Starbucks on Peace Street in January 2012 and the cup collapsed.

Kohr claims the incident caused such severe stress it activated his Crohn’s disease which resulted in surgery to remove part of his intestine.

Kohr was joined by his wife in court Monday. She is also a plaintiff in the lawsuit, claiming loss of her intimate partner.

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