SPOKANE -- Bikini-clad baristas at coffee stands may get media and police attention. But the servers at a stand in Spokane are drawing looks for another reason.
They're packing -- and it's not bikinis.
According to the Spokesman-Review, baristas at Jitterz Java are armed, with at least one wearing a holstered pistol on her hip, to prevent more robberies at the stand.
"I figure if they can see it (the gun), maybe it will be a deterrent," holstered barista Krystal Cogswell, 24, told the newspaper.
The coffee stand was robbed twice in February.
The owner of the coffee stand, Sara Chapel, told the Spokesman-Review: "The way I've been scheduling the girls is that at least one girl who carries a gun is always on shift."
Apparently it's working.
Last Sunday, an apparent robber who appeared to have a weapon ran off after a barista at Jitterz Java pulled out her gun and called police.
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