Charges in Starbucks Coffee-Throwing Case

A woman accused of throwing hot coffee in another woman's face outside a Starbucks in Center City has turned herself in, according to police.

Yvonne Montgomery, 47, of Wyncote, Pennsylvania faces terroristic threats, simple assault, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct charges stemming from an April 25 tussle with a 54 year-old female at a Starbucks on the 1600 block of Arch Street.

The suspect allegedly tossed a coffee stirrer at the other woman during a heated altercation inside the coffee shop. After both women went outside, a security camera caught the suspect throwing a hot cup of coffee in the woman's face before punching her in the head and body, said Philadelphia Police. She then pulled the woman to the ground by her hair and continued beating her until a passing bystander intervened and separated the two.

Montgomery turned herself in on May 24.

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