SACRAMENTO, Calif. — After a break-in and a $1,000 worth of damage to a small Boba Tea shop on Sacramento's 16th Street, T4 Tea for U business owner Andy Leung shared the news with a good sense of humor to customers.
Leung wrote on social media that the thief, who was caught on camera, only stole the register because he was frustrated about not being able to get a late-night drink.
“It’s just my personality — a lot of times I use humor to cope," Leung said. "At the same time, if no one got hurt, I figured let’s just laugh about it."
The post had a lot of people on social media applauding the owner's reaction, including customer Joseph McCormack who said the reaction couldn’t be better.
“When I came in and saw the wood board, I thought it’s unfortunate the shop got broken into," McCormack said. "But it’s nice like the sign says someone couldn’t wait to get their Boba fix. So it’s nice that they are making light of the situation."
Leung said his shop has been around for three years and has never been broken into. He said since no one was hurt, he would break the news to his customers in a way that would make them laugh.
However, Leung said that the thief did manage to steal an empty cash register, which he hopes the man caught on security video will return in exchange for a fresh cup of Boba milk tea.
“If you come in with the register and drop it off, I will give you the Boba tea," Leung said. "Let’s do a trade."
Jokes aside, Leung did file a police report and hopes someone recognizes the thief and turns him in.
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Despite a break-in and damage costs, T4 Tea for U business owner Andy Leung joked about the incident, saying the thief only stole the register because he was frustrated about not being able to get a late-night drink.