Police called over Starbucks diaper dispute

Diaper Dispute

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DENVER, Colorado (KUSA) — It’s a dilemma many parents face. Your baby needs a diaper change, but there’s no changing table in the restroom.

One mom decided to change her child’s diaper out in the open at a Denver, Colorado Starbucks and what happened next ended with a call to police.

On a coffee run Friday night, Ruth Burgos ran her 1-year-old son Thiago to the restroom.

“As a mother, you have to do what you have to do. Wherever you have to do it,” Burgos said.

Burgos noticed there was no changing table at the Starbucks so she changed her son’s diaper in the seating area.

“I just kind of wiped him off, cleaned him off as quickly as I could,” Burgos said.

Alex Burgos says a Starbucks employee tossed his wife a rag and spoke to her in a “demeaning” tone.

“He said make sure to wipe the seat when you’re done,” he said. “They started talking amongst themselves and laughing about it.”

Burgos says his blood started boiling, hotter than the venti coffee with extra sugar he decided to pour on the floor.

“And I said make sure you clean that,” Burgos said.

He says they exchanged strong words and hand gestures.

The store called Denver police to report a “disturbance” and an officer responded around 10 p.m. but nobody was arrested.

Starbucks spokesperson Jaime Riley says the company is “concerned,” has “apologized to the Burgos family,” and wants all customers treated with “dignity and respect.”

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