New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco was not upset when his SUV was broken into on Wednesday and his wallet, credit cards, iPod and other personal belongings were stolen, however the NFL player was inconsolable after the thief got a hold of his Starbucks gold card.
In a two minute video the WR posted on his Twitter account he told his fans:
“I earned the gold card. You know how many coffees I’ve had to drink and lemon loafs I’ve had to purchase to get to that gold card? I had $220 left on my Starbucks card. Not just any Starbucks card, but a gold Starbucks card.”
The Starbucks gold card is only given to Starbucks customers who spend a lot of money at the company’s various locations, once achieved users must use the card at least 30 times per year in order to maintain its benefits.
Special service for the card includes a free drink for every 15 times its used, free soy milk and free syrup in any coffee purchased. The card is also personalized with the customers name so the barista making their coffee will known them by name.
According to Ochocinco he still had more than $200 on his card which is now gone.
Chad Ochocinco said of the entire ordeal:
“I feel like I’m about to tear up.”
The wide receivers wallet was found later that same day in Providence, R.I. by one of his Twitter followers mothers and while it had his credit cards and license his Starbucks gold card had been removed.
Fear not for Mr. Ochocinco, Starbucks contacted him on Twitter and agreed to replace his gold card.
Here’s Ochocinco’s video: