Courts & Crime

Pasties-clad barista in Tacoma cited for unlawful public exposure

Pierce County prosecutors on Tuesday filed a misdemeanor charge of unlawful public exposure against a bikini barista spotted last year serving coffee while wearing only pasties on her breasts.

It’s the first time Pierce County prosecutors have leveled such a charge since some area espresso stand owners began requiring their baristas to show skin in addition to making drinks.

Charged was Megan Elizabeth Lenn, 19. She will be issued a summons to appear in court during the next few weeks, deputy prosecutor Kevin Benton said.

Benton said he charged Lenn because her alleged conduct, if true, would constitute “a blantant violation” of the county ordinance banning public nudity.

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