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"Bikini baristas" arrested at Wash. coffee stand for allegedly violating city's "cabaret law"

Baristas at "Hillbilly Hotties" were arrested for allegedly violating the Everett, Wash.'s cabaret ordinance. CBS affiliate KIRO

Baristas at "Hillbilly Hotties" were arrested for allegedly violating the Everett, Wash.'s cabaret ordinance.
CBS affiliate KIRO
(CBS/AP)EVERETT, Wash.- Police say the service at a bikini espresso stand in Washington state was too hot and arrested three baristas, according to CBS affiliate KIRO TV.

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"We are being targeted, because police here want to shut down every bikini espresso stand in Everett," said Hillbilly Hotties barista who was not arrested. She said they were just like any other coffee stand but wore a little less.

Police said they received complaints about the bikini baristas offering more than coffee, and after an undercover investigation they arrested two of them, ages 20 and 21, for violating the city's cabaret ordinance, according to the station.

Officer Aaron Snell reportedly said, "They were performing not sex itself, but just performing actions and activities which are unacceptable within the community."

A third barista, a 33-year old woman, was charged with lewd conduct.

This is not the first time a bikini baristas have been arrested in Everett. In February of this year, three women were arrested for allegedly getting paid to expose themselves at "Grab-N-Go", and in 2009, other baristas from the same company were accused of putting on erotic shows.

  • Iris Carreras

    Iris Carreras covers crime for CBSNews.com

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