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Teen Boy Allegedly Attacks and Gropes Yakima Barista at Stand Known for 'Five Dollar Hollers'

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Sometimes I'm tasked with coming up with a creative intro for a blog post because otherwise readers won't be intrigued. Other times, that's simply not necessary. When a 13-year-old boy allegedly crawls through the window of a bikini coffee stand in Eastern Washington known for its nearly naked baristas offering sexy dances known as "Five Dollar Hollers," gropes the lone woman on duty, then crawls back out the window and flees in his mother's minivan, it's safe to say it's the latter.

According to the Yakima Herald-Republic, that's just what happened the last Sunday of July. Authorities say a 13-year-old boy from Toppenish - a Podunk town south of Yakima on Interstate 82 - was patronizing the Moulin Brew coffee stand in Yakima early that morning when he let his emotions get the best of him and added to his growing and disturbing criminal record,

As the Yakima Herald-Republic notes:

[Yakima Police Lt. Mike Merryman] said the boy drove up alone in his mother's minivan and paid for coffee as well as "multiple" Five Dollar Hollers, at which point police say he crawled through the window into the coffee stand and began groping the lone barista on duty.

Police said the barista fought off the boy and grabbed a phone, prompting him to crawl back out the way he came and drive off south. A Yakima County sheriff's deputy arrested him about 20 minutes later after spotting the minivan on I-82 near Toppenish.

The paper also notes that law enforcement in the area is taking the case seriously in part due to the boy's existing criminal record, which includes recent charges of animal cruelty (stemming from an incident in which the boy threw a Chihuahua in the air and broke its legs), as well as the alleged attack of a 37-year-old woman earlier this year at a Catholic church in Toppenish (in which the boy allegedly attacked the woman while she was alone and groped her breasts multiple times before she was able to fend him off).

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Last week prosecutors charged the boy with first-degree burglary and indecent liberties stemming from the alleged Moulin Brew attack. As of this writing the 13 year old was being held on $100,000 bail at the Juvenile Justice Center in Yakima. Local media is not releasing the boy's name because of his age.

Lt. Merryman tells the Yakima Herald-Republic that he hears the barista allegedly attacked by the boy has left town, sharing this fairly unfortunate quote with the paper: "That would be enough to make you rethink your profession. ... It's all fun and games until something like that happens."

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