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Convenience store customers force female employee to lay on the ground for serving hot coffee instead of ice coffee

By Mason White 10:40 AM January 2, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A group of people who ordered ice coffee at a convenience store, forced a female employee to kneel on her feet as an apology, police in Japan said.

The Kushiro Police Department said that they have arrested 4 people for threatening and forcing the female employee to perform an extreme form of apology in Hokkaido.

Hiroki Matsunaga and Tomokazu Kabeya, both 38, and two others were arrested on charges of assault.

According to the police investigation, the 4 entered the convenience store around 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, and ordered coffee.

When the female employee served them hot coffee, the four people became extremely angry, saying that they wanted ice coffee.

They then forced the woman to lay on the floor for about 20 minutes and forced her to bow down until her forehead touched the floor.

The four also threatened to call their friends over to the store to teach the employee a lesson.

During questioning by police, one suspect denied the allegations while the three others admitted to abusing the employee.