(West Shore RCMP)

After taking his ‘coffee rage’ to a violent level, West Shore RCMP say the man responsible for throwing coffee at a restaurant employee is behind bars.

RCMP recall the January 13th incident, when a man entered the Langford Tim Hortons, located at 845 Goldstream Avenue, with a coffee in hand.

The previous day, he was denied service for refusing to wear a mask and being belligerent towards staff, according to police.

When the man was denied service again, he allegedly threw his hot beverage at a Tim Hortons employee before fleeing the store.

“Luckily, the staff member did not sustain any physical injuries,” said Cpl. Alex Bérubé on Friday.

With help from Saanich Police, Bérubé says the suspect was found and arrested Monday, with a date in count on March 17th.

Search continues for Tim Hortons stabbing suspect:

Warning: This article contains video of events that may be disturbing to some readers.

In another coffee shop-related incident, Vancouver Police have released video of an unprovoked stranger attack, which sent a 25-year-old man to hospital Saturday.

At around 6:20 a.m., inside the Tim Hortons at Harbour Centre, police say the victim was in line when the suspect approached from behind and repeatedly stabbed him before fleeing.

The victim suffered severe and life-threatening injuries but was taken to hospital for treatment and is expected to survive, police say.

“We need anyone who witnessed this assault to come forward, and we urge anyone who recognizes the suspect to call police,” added Sgt. Steve Addison.

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