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2 baristas busted in Kent for allegedly selling more than coffee

bikini baristaKENT, Wash. — More bikini baristas are in trouble with the law.

Kent police said Thursday that two women at a coffee stand in Kent were seen committing lewd acts in front of undercover officers or on undercover cameras.

At the Twin Peaks Smokin’ Hot Java, they advertise a little bit of everything – including special days such as “miniskirt Mondays, tease me Tuesdays, wet T-shirt Wednesdays, thigh-high Thursdays and fantasy Fridays.”

A lot of neighbors are disgusted.

“Nobody needs that in the neighborhood. Coffee stands are great but nobody needs that kind of … exposure; Ha,” neighbor Nancy Obrigewitsch said.

Along with the daily specials, Kent police said some of the baristas were serving up a lot more for customers who paid with tips that ranged from $10 to $25.

After complaints from the public about lewd behavior, the Kent Police Department special investigation unit started a five-month undercover investigation. They used a surveillance camera and visited Twin Peaks drive-thru to build a case against two baristas.

A 23-year-old woman was arrested for prostitution; a 19-year-old was arrested for violating the city of Kent’s Adult Entertainment Ordinance.

“I think it just makes it seem cheap, just makes all coffee shops look bad,” neighbor Janice Mosich said.

At Twin Peaks, nothing can be seen from the street. But as children walk by, again, the message is clear.

They’re “basically saying, come to this area and this is what you can find — and that’s not what it should be about. You go to get coffee;  it should be coffee, not nudity,” said another neighbor who identified herself only as Cat.

The problem is certainly not new.

Four women were arrested for prostitution and for exposing themselves at a coffee stand in Everett in 2009.

Then just last week, Everett police arrested two more baristas.

“I don’t think it a good environment, got to clean it up and get it out of here,” Mosich said.

As part of their investigation, Kent police also visited other bikini barista coffee shops around the city and found them all to be in compliance with city ordinances. But they stress their investigation is not over.

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108 comments

  • B Smith

    ITs seems funny that all the "local" women they interviewed should be arrested for showing their FACES in public!!

  • Skyler day

    I believe there is nothing wrong with that at all. Not to sound like a child but the same thing is done at an adult entertainment club why not make it to where you don’t have to leave you car? As long as it’s obviously regulated but there is nothing neighbors should fear. Just because this type of stuff attracts different people some of which worse than other does not mean putting the wrong people in punishment. Those two women are going to have one heck of a time finding a new job because once again the city is spending its money wrongly. Kent has bigger issues than bikini Bautista shops.

  • solitaryreason

    Ok Were these guys actually receiving blow jobs or sex? Why charge them with prostitution? Since clearly, all the rest of the crime in the area (robberies, rapes, muser) aren't a problem.

  • Haters

    Them old bitter women are mad because they can’t fit one of there legs in a size small bikini , stop trying to knock someone’s hustle because your man rather go get coffee made by a bomb female. Are you mad or nah?

  • "Nobody needs that kind of exposure" said "Nancy"

    “Haters” nailed it. Live and let live REGARDLESS of how you feel about it.

  • Justin Kase

    Chrhistine , where did it say in that story a 16 year old was performing these acts and as you say being pimped out.
    Personally I don't go to these places, but this is America. I see nothing wrong with the concept, but if dudes are getting their c@ck$ $@cked in the parking lot in plain sight( which I'm pretty sure isn't happening ) then I could see asking them to knock it off. The world would benefit more if there were less child molesters and pimps. Personally I just don't see the benefits from closing down the bikini barista stands.

  • Sean

    I’m sure I can’t be the only one that noticed that every person interviewed was a disgusting beast of a woman that no man in their right mind would f@&k with a stolen d$#k how bout interview a few men and in all honesty as long as they aren’t touching the customers who the hell really cares it’s just ugly ass overweight women with nothing better to do then to hate on attractive women it’s pretty sad really!

  • 3ptshooter

    Because it takes a bikini barista stands to make Kent and Everett look trashy??? How about all the gang tagging, homeless people, beat up cars, and trash all over the streets??