UPDATE: Check out video after the jump of Sonics fan Adam Brown being tossed out by a team of police officers and Costco security guards.
Speaking of the Howard Schultz book signing in Issaquah today, reports are now coming in that anyone who wore Sonics gear to the event was thrown out of the store by police. No, seriously.
The Issaquah Pressreports that Schultz came face-to-face with one guy who shouted that he'd "betrayed the whole city." This man was tossed out, and soon afterward, apparently anyone else who was dressed in Sonics regalia was too.
Adam Brown, producer of the film SonicsGate, was also there. He Tweets:
Jason Reid, the director of SonicsGate, also says that Brown has video footage of the debacle. We'll post it as soon as he gets it up.
But from the early looks of it, the coffee baron has truly lived up to his nickname of "Coward" Schultz.
UPDATE: Here's the video of Mr. Brown being unceremoniously ejected.
ANOTHER UPDATE: A Starbucks spokesperson says that only Brown and the heckler were tossed from the event. She says that Brown was thrown out because he was videotaping and he crossed the line to where people weren't supposed to be standing.
Seems a different explanation that the cop who told Brown that "Costco has asked you to leave."
The spokesperson also claims that reports of Schultz changing the time of the event from 1pm to noon to avoid protestors are false and that the event was always slated for noon. She says the Issaquah Press misreported the time.
IP reporter Warren Kagarise says Starbucks claims are bogus as he has an ad taken out by Costco that lists the event at 1pm.