Monday, December 22, 2014

Alleged coffee thrower surrenders to police

David Timbers, the man wanted for allegedly hurling a cup of piping hot coffee at a doughnut shop employee last week, surrendered at Police Headquarters late Monday afternoon, officials said.

Alleged coffee thrower surrenders to police

David Timbers, 52, surrendered to police Monday. He allegedly hurled hot coffee at a Fresh Donuts employee in Mantua during an argument over whether he paid for a sandwich he ordered last week. (Photo: Philadelphia Police)
David Timbers, 52, surrendered to police Monday. He allegedly hurled hot coffee at a Fresh Donuts employee in Mantua during an argument over whether he paid for a sandwich he ordered last week. (Photo: Philadelphia Police)

David Timbers, the man wanted for allegedly hurling a cup of piping hot coffee at a doughnut shop employee last week, surrendered at Police Headquarters late Monday afternoon, officials said.

Last Tuesday, police said Timbers, 52, got into an argument with a woman who worked at the Fresh Donuts on Lancaster Avenue near 39th Street over whether or not he’d paid enough money for a sandwich he ordered.

Cops last week released surveillance video – with audio – that showed a man later identified as Timbers putting a few bills on the counter then arguing with the employee about whether he’d paid enough for his sandwich.

Check out the video below. (Note: Video contains expletives).

When the employee hands him a cup of coffee in the video, he takes it and hurls it back at her, prompting pained squeals from behind the counter, and walks out, cursing at a bystander who tries to intervene. Police said the employee suffered severe burns.

After the surveillance video was released, the Southwest Detective Division was flooded with tip calls identifying the suspect as Timbers, police said late last week.

Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said Monday he surrendered to police with a lawyer present. He’ll likely face charges including aggravated assault and related offenses. Timbers, of Mantua, has not yet been officially charged.

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