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  • The suspect's wife asked staff members for a refund on a drink she purchased recently for $1.25
  • The wife was told to call the corporate office after being denied the refund
  • Her husband later returned and allegedly grabbed one dollar from the tip jar on the counter

An Oklahoma man was arrested for allegedly robbing a Starbucks after the store refused to refund his wife $1.25 Sunday.

Richard Engle, 61, a resident of Harrah, went to a Starbucks in Edmond, Oklahoma, along with his wife Sunday shortly before 5:30 p.m., Fox station KOKH in Oklahoma City reported.

Police said Engle's wife asked staff members for a refund on a drink she purchased recently for $1.25.

However, the store staff rejected her request. The wife was asked to call the corporate office instead, Fox News reported.

The woman walked out of the coffee shop, only to have her husband, Engle, come back inside to ask the staff regarding the refund again.

However, Engle was also denied a refund on his wife's behalf, police said. When one of the employees turned their back on him, Engle allegedly took money from the tip jar on the counter.

According to police, Engle was able to get one dollar from the jar.

As Engle walked out, he was followed by a Starbucks employee who took a picture of the license plate on his car.

Police said that as the store employee was taking a picture of the license plate, Engle allegedly backed his vehicle into the employee several times.

Police were able to track down Engle to his home and take him into custody. He faces charges of robbery and assault.

Earlier this year, a man accused of shooting at North Olmsted, Ohio, police officers reportedly robbed a Starbucks store in the 27100 block of Lorain Road at Dover Center Road around 8 a.m. on March 21 and ordered people to get on the ground, Cleveland 19 News reported.

Dominique Hullum, 30, was indicted by the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury on a total of 11 counts: two counts of attempted murder, two counts of felonious assault on a peace officer, having weapons under disability, aggravated robbery, two counts of failure to comply with the order signal of a police officer, tampering with evidence, vandalism and dug possession.

According to his indictment, Hullum was also convicted of firearms charges in August 2016 and December 2010.

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