Barista nearly kidnapped through drive-thru window

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Barista nearly kidnapped through drive-thru window

Harrowing surveillance footage has captured a Washington state barista narrowly escaping a man who tried to drag her through a drive-thru window during a suspected kidnapping attempt on Monday.

The disturbing incident took place around 5 a.m. at a coffee stand located in the 2200 block of Auburn Way in Auburn, police said.

In a video shared by authorities, the female barista hands a male customer driving an SUV what appears to be some change, and in that moment he grabs hold of her hand and forcefully yanks it towards him.

According to police, the unidentified suspect then “attempted to drag the victim through the window using a looped ziptie device.”

The woman managed to pull her arm back into the window and close it, and the customer drove off.

Police in Auburn, Washington, are looking for the male driver seen in this surveillance video screenshot, who is accused of trying to kidnap a coffee stand barista.
Police in Auburn, Washington, are looking for the male driver seen in this surveillance video screenshot, who is accused of trying to kidnap a coffee stand barista.
Auburn WA Police Dept
In the footage take Monday, the man is seen grabbing the barista by the hand and attempting to place a ziptie loop on it to drag her out of the hut.
In the footage take Monday, the man is seen grabbing the barista by the hand and attempting to place a ziptie loop on it to drag her out of the hut.
Auburn WA Police Dept

Police revealed that the suspect has a distinct tattoo on his left forearm that appears to spell out “Chevrolet.”

He is possibly driving a black or grey SUV.

Kolby Crossley, with the Auburn Police Department, described the abduction attempt to Fox 13 as “very alarming” and said investigators are working to track down and arrest the man in the video “so he’s not a threat to the community.”

Police said the would-be kidnapper has a large tattoo on his forearm that appears to read "Chevrolet."
Police said the would-be kidnapper has a large tattoo on his forearm that appears to read “Chevrolet.”
Auburn WA Police Dept

The owner of the business where the incident took place told KOMO News her entire staff has been shaken up by what happened. She also said the woman who escaped being kidnapped has worked at the business for 15 years.

Police are asking anyone with information on the identity of the suspect in the video to contact authorities.

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