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Starbucks is still trying to do damage control after the manager had two Black men at Starbucks arrested because they were waiting  for a man, identified as Andrew Yaffe, to discuss a business deal. Yaffee arrived as the officers put the men in handcuffs for so-called trespassing. They were in jail for eight hours. Starbucks is repeatedly apologizing and planning a day of employee training to avoid a situation like this in the future. If you missed it, the viral video is below.

Now, the manager who caused this media firestorm has briefly spoken out. According to The Daily Mail, her name is Holly Hylton, 31, and she has been a manager at the Center City Philadelphia Starbucks for a year. The site also reports she worked at Chipotle from 2006 to 2010 and Smashburger from 2010 from 2014.

Below is her alleged picture. managed to land a brief interview with Hylton, which doesn’t sound like it went over well. The writer,  Christopher “Flood the Drummer®” Norris, reported, “Holly – who wouldn’t give me her last name nor share a business card for fear that it would spark online stalking, either by me or whomever I passed her information along to.”

He continued, “According to Holly – who grew visibly flustered during my unrelenting questioning – a corporate policy germane exclusively to Center City Philadelphia locations prohibits excessive loitering. And if that policy is violated, then management has the discretion to ensure it’s enforced, even if it means calling the police.

Holly told me that she doesn’t inform the customers that she’ll be calling the police. I retorted: ‘Everyone deserves a warning.’ … Holly refused to answer whether it was normal for baristas or management to call police when the loitering policy is violated by customers.” Reportedly “a coherent response wasn’t given” and she walked away when another journalist arrived.

A former employee who worked for Starbucks when she arrived claims, “lowered my pay & tranferred me to another location-I had NO write up, NO warnings for anything, customers loved me & NO disciplinary actions & when I requested to speak with the district manager Paul Sykes, he even ignored me -this is how they do business 😒🙄 #Starbucks at 18th & Spruce Street #RittenhouseSquare location #racism.” See below:

In addition, there are alleged posts from her Facebook page, which mocks Spanish-speaking customers.

Reportedly, Holly and Starbucks came to a mutual decision to part ways.





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15 thoughts on “Starbucks Manager Who Called Police Breaks Her Silence

  1. Mikaeel on said:

    Steve you are stupid. First of all who said Starbucks is a white establishment? People of all races work and go there you fool.

  2. Strong Black Woman on said:

    Why do they have to buy anything!!!! They were there for a meeting with a white man (that they showed on the news). He was even mad..

    Did anyone hear the white woman say that she was just sitting in her seat for over an hour and the manager didn’t say anything to her and she did buy anything either.

    The fat slob is a racist, point blank!!!!

    It is all about the COLOR of A MAN’S SKIN!!!!

  3. Char Char Binks on said:

    Why were they so cheap? I never use the restroom at a gas station without buying a bag of chips or something. Couldn’t they have just bought a $2 Americano? Why not order one frappuccino and two straws while they waited?

    Those “real estate brokers” weren’t customers. They even brought bottled water with them. They were there to take up table space, use free wifi and the restroom, hassle white minimum-wage workers, and reach inside Starbucks’ deep pockets, all while getting a lot of publicity and feeling the warm glow of their self-righteousness.

  4. I don’t understand what people’s problems are. Maybe I’ll hang out at some black restaurants and not buy anything and when I’m arrested I’ll sue. Coffee shops and restaurants are places of business. If you don’t buy anything you are taking up tables and parking places for paying customers. DUH

    • Amber on said:

      Steve, that is why people are upset. The way you explain it is the way it should be BUT IN THIS CASE, the guys were ARRESTED. That should not have happen. They were NOT disturbing the peace (even the other customers said the guys w ere doing nothing). Also, at Starbuck, some people often go and sit and use their WIFI and buy nothing and those people are not arrested. You can not spin this. These guys should not have been arrested.

    • Quwanda on said:

      Maybe they were going to order when their other party arrived. Starbucks do be crowded sometimes…so they could have been holding the table and then waited to order. DON’T LABEL PEOPLE AS CRIMINALS WITHOUT ASKING QUESTIONS FIRST Duh!

  5. Ms Holly should be told loudly & repeatedly – “No habla IGNORT!”

    loitering is encouraged at Starbucks regarding the use of Wi-Fi & many people use the facility to meet either for date coffee or business. The broader problem is those in our “free & equal nation” that harbor prejudices, biased & bigotry within the many structures be it workplaces, schools or the government who are enabled to violate federal law, constitutional rights and benefits of “All” people in our

    “Free & Equal Nation!” Apparently Penal Colony spawn don’t recognize their inherent evil or ” ignorance, ” but “We” do!

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