A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 08, 2019
“Why did the coffee file a police report?"/"Because it got mugged.”

A coffee riddle—with a pun on the word “mug”—was posted on Twitter by River Market on July 24, 2014:

Q: Why did the coffee file a police report?
A: It got mugged.


A slightly different version of the riddle was posted on Twitter on August 19, 2014:

Q: Why did the coffee call the police?
A: It got mugged.



Twitter
River Market
@rivermrkt
Hey! Why did the coffee file a police report? It got mugged. HA (Today is old joke day.You’ve been warned) http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/tell-an-old-joke-day/
2:51 PM - 24 Jul 2014

Twitter
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@BrontisOrengo
#TerribleJokeTuesday
Why did the coffee call the police?
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It was mugged.
7:41 PM - 19 Aug 2014

Twitter
Michael Lamb
@Lambpharm
Why did the coffee call the police?
It was mugged.
#terriblejoketuesday
7:05 PM - 26 Aug 2014

Twitter
Brownstein Group
@Brownstein_Grp
Why did the coffee file a police report?
It got mugged.
#dadjokes
2:23 PM - 17 Oct 2014

news.com.au (Australia)
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KRISTY SYMONDS
SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 1:50PM
(...)
Why did the coffee file a police report?
It got mugged.

Reddit—Cleanjokes
Posted by u/Mjamesdc June 22, 2016
Why did the coffee file a police report?
Because it was mugged.

Google Books
Dad Jokes:
The Punniest Joke Book Ever

By Editors of Portable Press
New York, NY: Simon and Schuster
2017
Pg. ?:
Q: Why did the coffee file a police report?
A: It got mugged.

Elite Daily
Dad Jokes You’ll Always Appreciate No Matter What
BY ALEXANDRA STRICKLER
JUNE 9 2017
(...)
2. Why did the coffee file a police report? It got mugged.

Tampa Bay (FL) Times
Get ready for Father’s Day with some A-plus Dad Jokes
By Stephanie Hayes
Published June 14 2017
(...)
Visit niceonedad.com to access a giant collection of squeaky-clean zingers. ("Why did the coffee file a police report? It got mugged.")

Google Books
Dad Jokes:
Good, Clean Fun for All Ages!

By Jimmy Niro
Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, Inc.
2018
Pg. ?:
Q: Why did the coffee file a police report?
A: It got mugged.

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Gamer-Citrus June 27, 2018
Why did the coffee file a police report?
It got mugged.

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/robgonebonkers July 31, 2018
Why did the coffee call the cops?
Because it got mugged.

Facebook
Third Shot Coffee
December 15, 2018 ·
Why did the coffee file a police report??
It got mugged !!

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/ledow95 February 16, 2019
Why did the coffee file a police report? It got mugged.

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/bustielou April 8, 2019
Why did the coffee pot file a police report?
Because it got mugged.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, April 08, 2019 • Permalink