Horrifying video footage shows the moment a knifeman jumped through the window of a coffee stand to try and rape a bikini barista working inside.
The would-be rapist launched himself through the window of the Hottie Shots Espresso Stand in Kent, Seattle early Tuesday and launched at the woman working inside.
He struck as she began preparing his order, violently pinning the terrified woman to the floor, as she shouts ‘Oh my God, oh my God.’
Seconds later 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.
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.
Bikini baristas have proved controversial, with lawmakers in nearby Everett, Wa, ordering that servers wear at least tank tops and shorts.