Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Green Harvard Business School Prof Arrested for Throwing Hot Coffee

Harvard Business School prof Lee O. Fleming, who teaches a course titled Building Green Businesses (Business 6611), is pleading not guilty to charges of assault and battery after police arrested him last week for throwing hot coffee at an individual during a parking dispute.

According to the Cambridge Police Department's online Daily Public Log, Fleming and another individual got into an argument on June 1 about a parking situation, after which Fleming "threatened the victim with a thermos and threw hot coffee all over the victim." He was arrested at 8:43 a.m. for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (hot coffee) and by means of a dangerous weapon (thermos)

Fleming, who earned his doctorate in organizational behavior at Stanford, competed on the U.S. National Cycling Team in college. His research examines ways that managers can help their organizations make breakthroughs through collaboration and scientific strategies.


  1. At least he wasn't holding the coffee in a Styrofoam cup. That would be hypocritical.

  2. From what I hear from his students, he's pretty wretched as a human being as well. He treats his students like crap. As for his research, the lesser said the better. If you do need to read his research, be careful. The coffee you are drinking may spurt out of your mouth in a burst of mirth.