Gun now at Spokane coffee shop for barista defense

  • Associated Press
  • March 19, 2014 - 9:30 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. — The next robber who tries to hold up Jitterz Java in Spokane is likely to face a gun.

After three robberies in a month, the owner says there always will be a gun at the coffee stand.

Owner Sara Chapel told KXLY ( ) some of her employees are already bringing their own guns to work.

On Sunday, a man aggressively tried to open a window 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.

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