A popular Starbucks location in Little Five Points reopened after a vandalism last month forced it to close. (Credit: J.D. Capelouto/ jdcapelouto@ajc.com)
Photo: J.D. Capelouto
Photo: J.D. Capelouto

Starbucks in Little Five Points reopened after vandalism

A Starbucks location in Little Five Points has reopened after vandalism forced it to close last month. 

The store, located on located on 506 Moreland Ave, opened June 10 — a little more than a week after the damage, a Starbucks spokeswoman said in an email. 

According to an Atlanta police report, a witness said he saw a man, later identified as Wyatt Harrison Desantis, kick in a window to the store just after 11 p.m. on June 1. 

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Police arrested Desantis, 24, of Atlanta, and charged him with burglary and criminal damage to property in the second degree, according to online Fulton County Jail records. He was later released  but was arrested a few days later in a separate case. 


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Desantis told police “he was upset at life, mad at the business and wanted to be mischievous,” according to the report. Desantis said “the business stole his money,” according to the report. He also told police he had been drinking before the incident.

In all, the store suffered damage to several interior and cooking items, including its front doors, three windows, cash register, oven, furniture, artwork, shelves, coffee brewer, espresso machine and store products. 

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