Lights & Sirens

Go behind the yellow tape with The News Tribune

NOTICE: Lights & Sirens has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Lights & Sirens.
Visit the new section.

Police: Kent baristas arrested for committing lewd acts for drive-up customers

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Feb. 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm with No Comments »
February 28, 2013 4:27 pm

Tips given to two baristas at a Kent drive-thru coffee shop weren’t just for espresso, according to police.

Officers arrested the women Wednesday after they allegedly committed lewd acts at Twin Peaks Espresso on Kent’s East Hill.

Police began investigating late last year after reports that women were exposing themselves and committing lewd acts for drive-up customers while working at the stand at 24013 104th Ave. SE.

The women were compensated in tips, paid for the coffee, that ranged from $10 to $25, according to police.

Other “bikini barista” stands in Kent were investigated, and were found to be operating lawfully, officers said.

A 23-year-old Montlake Terrace woman was arrested Wednesday for investigation of prostitution at the coffee shop. Officers arrested a 19-year-old Lynnwood woman later that day for investigation of violating Kent’s Adult Entertainment ordinance.

The women were booked into the Kent Corrections Center.

The investigation of employees at the business is ongoing, according to police.

Leave a comment Comments
We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0