WATCH: Barista Creates a Poisonous 'Blue Lives Matter' Drink for Law Enforcement

Posted: Aug 31, 2020 8:30 PM
WATCH: Barista Creates a Poisonous 'Blue Lives Matter' Drink for Law Enforcement

Source: AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File

A Barista that works at a Starbucks inside a Target in Indianapolis posted a TikTok video of a poisonous concoction he created for law enforcement officers. The Starbucks cup has the words "Blue Lives Matter" written on the side of the cup. The recipe includes more than a cup of bleach.

According to The Police Tribune, the video – which has since been deleted – had a caption on the video that said "All I want for Christmas is more dead cops.”

The Barista, identified as Van Greyson Hart, went through a step-by-step process to make the so-called drink.

“Hi guys, I updated my recipe for the Blue Lives Matter drinks,” the voice behind the camera said. 

“First we’re gonna start with bleach, all the way to the third line," he said, pouring bleach into the Starbucks cup. “Then we’re gonna add ice because, you know, cops love ice."

He poured ice into the cup and then moved towards a blender where he poured bleach, ice, a red substance and a blue mixture. 

"We add more bleach, a little blood of innocent black men. And then we add this special blue ingredient that Starbucks has,” he said. “We do have it and yes, we are holding out on you.”

He blended the concoction up and then poured it on top of the iced bleach that was sitting in the cup.

“Ahh, that beautiful blue color," he said, clearly proud of himself.

A Starbucks spokesperson explained to Townhall that all Starbucks locations inside grocery stores, like Target, are part of the coffee company's licensee. The employee, in this case, is actually a Target employee. 

Target provided the following statement to Townhall:

This video is appalling and unacceptable. We don’t tolerate this behavior at Target, want all guests to be treated with respect and have terminated the team member who was responsible. We also have rigorous food safety procedures in place, which this team member egregiously violated with this behavior. We’re deeply sorry for this disturbing video, which TikTok has removed based on the platform’s guidelines. 

Additionally, after talking to the team member involved, we don’t believe this was served to a guest and don’t believe actual bleach was used, only milk and water.

This video is indicative of the anti-law enforcement sentiment that is taking place in our country right now. It's instances like these that cause men and women in blue great concern, especially when they attempt to grab food or coffee while in uniform. 

This post has been updated to include a statement from Target.