In a horrific video a disturbing moment has been captured which shows a knifeman jumped through the window of a coffee stand and tried to rape a bikini barista working inside.
The incident happened on early Tuesday, when the would-be rapist launched himself through the window of the Hottie Shots Espresso Stand in Kent, and launched at the woman working inside.
She began preparing his order, when he struck her, violently pinning the terrified woman to the floor, as she shouts ‘Oh my God, oh my God.’
Later, after few seconds he forced the stricken woman out through the stand window and into a dark alley nearby with the intention of sexually assaulting her.
But he was spooked by a passing car and took off, allowing his 30-year-old victim to escape badly shaken, but unharmed.
The man propels himself through the window after placing his order
He pins the bikini-clad woman to the floor as she screams ‘Oh my God’
Seconds later the man bundles his would-be victim back out through the window of the stand, and down a nearby alleyway, where he was spooked and ran away before assaulting her
Afterwards, local detective Melanie Robinson condemned the man, telling Komo: ‘He’s obviously a coward who preys on young women and females who are working in situations just like this, and he’s a coward because there’s nobody else around to protect them but themselves.’
One of the woman’s colleagues added that the stand had been targeted before, but that no one working there had ever narrowly escaped a sexual assault.
She told KIRO-7: ‘We’ve been robbed a couple times as well.
‘If somebody ever wants something in here, we assume it’s the money. This was much more terrifying.’
A 33-year-old man who cops say has an extensive criminal history was arrested on suspicion of the crime Wednesday, although they have yet to identify him.
The incident happened at Hottie Shots Espresso stand in Kent, Wa
Bikini baristas have proved controversial, with lawmakers in nearby Everett, Wa, ordering that servers wear at least tank tops and shorts.