A video of a man verbally harassing people at a Metro Vancouver Tim Hortons has sparked outrage on social media.
On Sunday, Feb. 5, at around 9:20 a.m., Surrey RCMP was informed that a man verbally harassed people at the Tim Hortons drive-thru located in the 15200-block of 56 Avenue, going so far as to get out of his truck (before getting back in).
In the video, a man shouts a slew of insults toward the staff, which includes telling them to "hurry up" and "give me my [expletive] coffee."
He also gets outside of his truck at one point and then gets back inside and drives onto a curb.
Surrey RCMP spokesperson Const. Vanessa Munn says the responding officer followed up with the caller and identified the driver in question. Police will also conduct follow-ups with other parties involved as part of an ongoing investigation.
Officers conducted patrols of the area but could not locate the vehicle, added Munn.
"Certainly, the behaviour displayed in the video by the driver towards a staff member at Tim Hortons is unacceptable," she said.
"If someone is feeling unsafe or feels that a situation is escalating we encourage them to err on the side of caution and call police."
Glacier Media contacted Tim Hortons and the original poster of the video for additional comment.
@apoxonindustries Dude, I don't care how badly you want your coffee, you don't get to verbally assault service workers. #unacceptablebehavior #Vancouver #RoadRage ? original sound - Apoxon Industries