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Incident Report for Case #2014-177808

Incident Type


Incident Date

06/08/2014 - 8:27 AM


1 E. Main St. (Starbucks)


Kirk L. Becker, age 53, no permanent address
Mr. Becker was arrested for Theft and Resisting/Obstructing.


Female, age 24, Madison


"You can't catch me," taunted the thief as he attempted to run from officers Sunday morning.

The 53-year-old had just dashed out of Starbucks, 1 E. Main St., carrying the tip jar. A 24-year-old server said the moneyless suspect swiped it after she turned down his request for java. "There are homeless people out here. You should invite them in for free coffee," he said to her. When she explained that would be against policy, he called her selfish and grabbed the tips, which amounted to just a few dollars.

The crime took place just a block from the Central District, and officers were quickly on scene to give chase.

The suspect did not turn out to be as fleet a foot as he may have thought. His getaway run lasted only about the length of a city block. Officers closed in and took him into custody.  As they placed him in handcuffs, he shouted : "I do not forgive you!"

Released 06/09/2014 at 1:25 PM by PIO Joel DeSpain

The location shown is approximate & may not be accurate.