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Truck driver arrested after attempted kidnapping of bikini-barista in Washington

Truck driver is arrested after trying to abduct bikini-barista from drive-thru window by using looped zip-ties – and cops say his unique ‘Chevrolet’ tattoo led to his capture

  • Police arrest the suspect at 11am Tuesday at his home near Seattle
  • They identified him by a ‘unique’ tattoo which says ‘Chevrolet’ on his left arm 
  • He has not yet been charged but was hunted on suspicion of attempted kidnap 
  • The victim told DailyMail.com that she had never seen the suspect before  

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of attempting to abduct a bikini-clad barista through a drive-thru window.

The suspect, who has not been publicly identified, was arrested at 11am on Tuesday, at his home in Auburn, Washington.

Investigators were able to search his vehicle and found evidence linking him to the scene, as well as spotting his unique ‘Chevrolet’ tattoo on his left forearm.

The driver of the Chevy Silverado will remain in police custody and has yet to be officially charged with anything.

Beankini Espresso, in Auburn, Washington, is a female-owned business that serves coffee and espresso through a drive-thru window. Pictured: a former employee, not the victim

Video surveillance shows the man pulling up to the window in a truck around 5am at the Beankini Espresso Auburn, a drive-thru coffee shop located in a suburb near Seattle. The bikini-clad baristas are part of the attraction of the coffee shop.

The victim told DailyMail.com that the incident was a ‘random act’.

She added that she had worked at the company for nine years, and it is female-owned and puts employee safety first.

The shop is equipped with a silent panic button, metal doors and surveillance cameras. Staff are also allowed to have mace and tasers.

The coffee shop is equipped with a silent panic button, metal doors and surveillance cameras. Staff are also allowed to have mace and tasers.

The coffee shop is equipped with a silent panic button, metal doors and surveillance cameras. Staff are also allowed to have mace and tasers. 

The alleged kidnapper grabbed the arm of the barista as she tried to hand him some cash through the window of his car

The alleged kidnapper grabbed the arm of the barista as she tried to hand him some cash through the window of his car 

The barista is seen handing the suspect cash back before he rips out zip ties and attempts to drag her through the drive-thru window

The barista is seen handing the suspect cash back before he rips out zip ties and attempts to drag her through the drive-thru window

Auburn Police Department spokesperson Kolby Crossley said: ‘They are in vulnerable positions because they’re usually controlling those spots by themselves at early hours in the morning when it’s dark outside. 

‘But this barista did an awesome job of protecting herself and fighting this person off.’

Authorities added that they arrested the suspect after ‘overwhelming support from the community.’

In the surveillance footage, the suspect is seen grabbing the woman’s arm with one hand while holding a looped zip tie device in the other – before he attempts to drag the victim out of the window.

The predator drives off after the woman fights them off and slams the window shut

The predator drives off after the woman fights them off and slams the window shut

The barista fought back and eventually set herself free before the man quickly sped off with some dollar bills falling to the ground

The barista fought back and eventually set herself free before the man quickly sped off with some dollar bills falling to the ground

The bikini-clad baristas are part of the attraction of the coffee shop

The bikini-clad baristas are part of the attraction of the coffee shop

The barista fought back and eventually set herself free before the man quickly sped off, with some dollar bills falling to the ground.

Speaking to DailyMail.com she said: ‘Our owner allows us to shut the window on any customer and handle every situation in the way we feel comfortable. We are allowed to refuse service to anyone for any reason.’

On Monday morning, when the incident occurred, she said the man ordered a drink and paid for it before requesting change for a $5 bill.

When she went back to give him the five one-dollar bills, he grabbed her. She and her colleagues had never seen him before.



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Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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