'I feel really violated,' says victim of coffee-shop exposer
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. -- Police said they're searching for a man accused of exposing himself multiple times over several weeks at drive-thru coffee shops in Lake Oswego, Tigard and Tualatain.
"I just feel really violated," said a 20-year-old woman who was working behind the drive-through window at the Starbucks on Boones Ferry Road in Lake Oswego on Thursday evening.
"It keeps replaying in my head," she said, wiping away tears.
KATU agreed not to use her name.
Lake Oswego Police are tracking down surveillance video and hope to release images soon.
Tigard police said they've investigated similar incidents starting in November at drive-through windows at Dutch Bros. and Coffee Rush locations.
Police believe they're connected because witnesses describe a similar-looking man.
"He wanted a grande coffee," said the Lake Oswego Starbucks worker. "He pulled up to the window. I went to the window. Someone else went to get the coffee. I was like, 'Hi!" I saw what happened and immediately walked away."
The worker went to a back room and called police.
She said the man was chubby with a large belly. He was driving an older sedan, maybe a Ford, that was grey or dark brown, according to witnesses and police.
"He had his hand covering his face," the woman said. "I saw his shirt was pulled up to his chest. I don't know the proper way to say it. He was exposing himself. Playing with himself.
"I've been having trouble sleeping. It's still bugging me. I just feel really violated. It's replaying in my head."
The worker stayed on the job for several hours after the incident on Thursday, but has not returned to work. Her first day back is scheduled to be Sunday.
"We wear headsets that ding when there's a customer," she said. "Every single time it dinged, I'm like, Oh God, is he back ... or ... I'm nervous for wearing the headset."