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Midland Police Department responds to call at Starbucks after barista attack

A barista at Starbucks on Loop 250 and Midland Drive was attacked early Saturday morning after asking a customer to wear a mask.
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MIDLAND, Texas — On Saturday morning, around 8:30 a.m., the Midland Police Department responded to call at Starbucks after a barista was attacked.

The unknown employee was attacked by Darrell Levon Anderson after he was asked to put on a mask in the establishment before service.

After he explained that he did not have a mask, the employee gave a recommendation of where he could go and get one.

Anderson then attacked the employee and left the scene.

Upon arrival, the Midland police investigated the situation and found Anderson a few blocks away.

He was arrested and charged with Assault and Criminal Trespass. 

Midland Police have also requested a mental evaluation to be done on Anderson.