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Person in police custody donates lottery winnings to department, tells officers to buy ‘decent coffee’

Brittany Jordan

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Somebody wasn’t too happy with the joe served in jail.

A person who recently spent the night in police custody in England surprised the local department with a sarcastic thank you note and winning lottery tickets following their stint, requesting that officers use the prize money for better coffee.

One daring detainee spent a night behind bars at the Parkside station of the Cambridgeshire Police last week for reasons undisclosed, news agency South West News Service (SWNS) reports, and anonymously mailed an unexpected letter to the force soon after.

A person who recently spent the night in police custody in England surprised the local department with a sarcastic thank you note and winning lottery tickets following their stint.

A person who recently spent the night in police custody in England surprised the local department with a sarcastic thank you note and winning lottery tickets following their stint.
(SWNS)

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In a thank-you note calling the recipient a “little star,” the handwritten note inside read: “Dear Police, the coffee and food was s—, therefore go get a coffe [sic].” Included were two scratched-off lottery tickets worth a grand total of $11.73.

Sharing the surprise, the Cambridgeshire Police struck back on Facebook, writing “We take all feedback seriously and that includes the food and drink served in our cells,” per SWNS. “Thank you to the author of this card who took the time to review their recent stay with us at Parkside, and even bought us a couple of scratch cards in the hope we’d use the winnings to purchase some decent coffee.”

In a thank-you note calling the recipient a “little star,

In a thank-you note calling the recipient a “little star,” the handwritten note inside read: “Dear Police, the coffee and food was s—, therefore go get a coffe. [sic]”
(SWNS)

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“We’ll keep the coffee as it is for now in the hope you won’t visit again and donate the winnings to a local charity,” they said.

A spokesperson for the department likened the detainee to “all good restaurant critics” in choosing to remain anonymous in delivering their review, BBC reports. For coffee snobs curious about what brand of joe was served, the spokesperson described it as “the best value for the taxpayer”.

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Brittany Jordan is an award-winning journalist who reports on breaking news in the U.S. and globally for the Federal Inquirer. Prior to her position at the Federal Inquirer, she was a general assignment features reporter for Newsweek, where she wrote about technology, politics, government news and important global events around the world. Her work has also appeared in the Washington Post, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Toronto Star, Frederick News-Post, West Hawaii Today, the Miami Herald, and more. Brittany enjoys food, travel, photography, and hoarding notebooks and journals. Her goal is to do more longform features journalism, narrative writing and documentary work, and to one day write a successful novel and screenplay.

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