MONROE — A Snohomish man accused of baring himself to baristas around Monroe and Lake Stevens told police he was happy officers finally caught up with him.
The man, 20, said he was addicted to fondling himself at drive-thru espresso stands, court documents show.
“Thank you for catching me. I need to stop and I can’t do it alone,” the man allegedly told police.
At least seven baristas reported that the man exposed himself when he drove up to their stands beginning in February.
The weekly flashings came to an end on May 23 after the man hit two espresso stands in Monroe.
After his second trip, a police officer spotted the man driving off and stopped him.
The man told police his addiction to exposing himself at coffee stands stemmed from his addiction to pornography, Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Chris Dickinson wrote in court documents.
“Once you start, it’s hard to stop,” he told officers.
Dickinson on Tuesday charged the man with three counts of indecent exposure. The man has no criminal history.