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Only in America: Restroom for customers only

Starbucks allegedly demands that a woman buy something before using the bathroom to fix her prosthetic leg — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A California woman is suing Starbucks, claiming employees insisted she buy something before she could use the restroom to fix her prosthetic leg. Janet Marx says her leg was about to fall off because of a loose screw, but a barista wouldn't let her enter the restroom, and told her she "couldn't be nice" to anyone who hadn't made a purchase.