With the outbreak in the number of armed robberies of coffee huts, especially in Spokane, some baristas are beginning to pack a weapon, like the one shown above. KXLY will be airing a news story about this situation later this afternoon.
After the third robbery in a month Sunday night, the owner of Spokane's Jitterz Java on Northwest Boulevard has had enough and says the next person to try may end up face to face with a gun. Sara Chapel says some of her employees are already bringing their own guns to work, no matter what shift they are working. But after Sunday, they were will always be a gun at the coffee stand. In the most recent burglary, a man aggressively tried to open a window at the stand and appeared to have a gun. The barista kept the window locked, grabbed her gun and called police. The man took off before police arrived/KXLY. More here.