In the outskirts of Tokyo, there was a small convenience store that was famous for its wide range of products and services. Among the many things that the store offered was an unsupervised coffee machine in the main sales area that was always busy, brewing fresh coffee for customers.
One day, a man entered the store and paid for a black coffee at the register and then went to the coffee machine. Instead of a black coffee, he got an expensive latte.
The man then tried to leave the store. Just as he was about to step out of the store, the owner of the convenience store confronted him. The owner was a middle-aged man who took great pride in his store and the services it provided.
"Excuse me, sir. You paid for black coffee, but you took a latte. Would you mind paying the difference?" the owner said, looking sternly at the man.
The man was caught off guard and felt embarrassed. He lowered his head and muttered an unintelligible curse before quickly leaving the store. However, the owner was not going to let this theft happen and decided to follow him outside.
As the man got into his car, the owner stood in front of it and demanded that he stop. The man was in a hurry and tried to drive away, hitting the accelerator hard. The owner, who was standing in front of the car, jumped onto the hood, and was dragged along as the car sped away.
The owner hung onto the top edge of the hood with his feet sliding to and fro at the front of the car as the man jerked the car left to right trying to dislodge the owner.
The scene was chaotic, and bystanders were shocked by what they saw. Some of them tried to stop the car, but it was moving too fast. Finally, after a few blocks, the car came to an abrupt stop, and the owner slid off the hood onto the pavement with a thud. The man then drove off to parts unknown.
The owner of the convenience store was rushed to the hospital, where he was treated for his injuries. Luckily, he survived the incident, but it left him traumatized.
The police were able to track the man via security cameras. After the man was located, he was arrested and charged with theft and attempted murder.
The incident caused a stir in the neighborhood, and people were outraged that something like this could happen over a cup of coffee. The convenience store, which was always bustling with customers, became a symbol of resilience, and people came from far and wide to show their support.
In the end, the owner of the convenience store decided to remove the unsupervised coffee machine from his store and replace it with a high-end coffee vending machine, as he didn't want something as simple as an unsupervised coffee machine to cause any more trouble. However, the incident left a lasting impact on the store and the community, reminding everyone that sometimes, the smallest things can have the biggest consequences.