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Meanwhile in Washington, Baristas are Prostitutes

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Can't say it's a surprise that bikini espresso bar trend on the West Coast has devolved to this. Five baristas in Washington state were accused of prostitution today because they allegedly "charged customers to touch their breasts and buttocks at an espresso stand where servers wear bikinis to draw business." Skanky, yes, but also, kind of funny. Just a few reasons why:
1) The place is called Grab 'n' Go.
2) "Owner Bill Wheeler told KCPQ-TV employees sign a policy prohibiting the kind of behavior alleged by police." Really? What kind of pervy job requires employees to sign anti-prostitution polices? Oh right.
3) The charges were filed after a two month-long undercover operation. Nice work detectives.
4) Police have received more than 40 complaints in the past year of women exposing themselves at coffee stands. Washington, what's wrong with you?
5) The city council is now deciding whether their "lewd laws" should cover espresso bars.
· 5 Wash. bikini baristas accused of prostitution [SFGate]

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