RICHLAND - An alleged argument over a coffee bean landed a man in a Kennewick jail on Christmas Eve.
Jayson Carmickle, 26, was angry with the baristas at Sweet Beans, a Richland coffee shop, on Friday morning.
According to a police report, Carmickle, described as a transient, did not agree with the barista’s decision to adorn the lid of his coffee cup with a chocolate-covered coffee bean.
Carmickle argued with the employee, got his money back and left.
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But apparently Carmickle was so incensed over the bonus bean that he returned minutes later, yelled at employees, banged on the coffee shop’s windows and jumped on the bumper of a customer’s car.
When that customer hurriedly drove away, Carmickle chased him on foot.
That’s when Richland police officers arrived.
Carmickle is spending the holiday weekend in a place guaranteed to be free of unwanted espresso beans — he’s booked into the Benton County jail on charges of disorderly conduct.