Police arrest man in Kent bikini barista stand worker attack | Update

Assault at Hottie Shots Espresso

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:20am
  • News

Kent Police arrested a 33-year-old Kent man for a reported assault and attempted rape at the Hottie Shots Espresso stand.

Police arrested the man Wednesday morning at his workplace in the 6800 block of South 190th Street, according to a Kent Police news release. He was taken into custody without incident.

Police received multiple tips identifying the suspect after the release of a video from the espresso stand as well as a description of the man. Officers responded at about 4:45 a.m. Tuesday to Hottie Shots Espresso stand, 21237 84th Ave. S., after a report of an assault and attempted rape.

The barista worker, a 30-year-old Bonney Lake resident, reported that the assailant came to the coffee stand window on foot and ordered a drink, according to a Kent Police news release. She said while she was distracted making his drink, he climbed in through the window and held her at knifepoint.

The man proceeded to force her out of the stand and to a dark alleyway on the property just to the northwest of the barista stand. During his attempt to sexually assault her, he was spooked by the vehicle headlights of a customer that pulled into the drive-through stand. Subsequently, the assailant fled from the area possibly within a dark sedan with black rims that was seen in the area just prior to the incident.

The barista worker was treated by medics for abrasions on her body which were sustained during the incident. She was said to be shook up, but otherwise in good condition.

The suspect has an extensive criminal history, according to police. As of Wednesday, investigators had not released his name as he has not yet been formally charged.

“We want to thank everyone that called in and identified this violent offender – our streets are safer because of each of you,” said Detective Melanie Robinson.

More in News

Kent School Board approves plans for independent performance audit of the district

Audit will look at financial transactions, policies and procedures made during the past six school years

Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia on temporary cradle. Photo by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
NBA superstar invited to museum’s Apollo 11 exhibit

Warriors’ Stephen Curry, former moon landing doubter, is welcomed to upcoming display of lunar spaceship

Kent Police to start up body-worn cameras pilot program

10 officers to wear devices beginning Dec. 21

Law enforcement agencies bust 14 more in drug dealing crackdown

Kent man named as high-level manager of group

Gregerson to chair State Government and Tribal Relations Committee

33rd District representative serves part of Kent

High wind could strike Kent, Seattle, Tacoma and vicinity on Friday

Potential 40 mph sustained winds, 60 mph gusts

Underserved youth get in tune with RAP

Nonprofit organization tries to make a difference in the lives of at-risk kids and their struggling families

Most Read