Prosecutors: Preston man masturbated at coffee stand

February 14, 2012

By Warren Kagarise

Prosecutors said a 31-year-old man attempted to break into a Northwest Gilman Boulevard coffee stand and then masturbated outside as terrified employees called police.

Preston resident Samuel K. McDonough faces a felony indecent exposure charge for the Feb. 2 incident. Police also arrested McDonough for indecent exposure in 2006, 2008 and last year.

Prosecutors said the latest incident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. at the BigFoot Java stand, 736 N.W. Gilman Blvd. The two female employees said McDonough purchased a drink and then asked to use the restroom inside the drive-thru coffee stand, court documents state.

The women refused to allow the man to enter. Then, he sat outside and started blowing kisses at the employees.

McDonough then sat outside the stand and started masturbating, court documents continue. Prosecutors said one employee noticed the man sitting on a chair outside and staring inside the stand during the incident.

Then, as the employees hid inside the stand, McDonough approached the door again and attempted to go inside, but could not get past the locked door.

Police said one employee said the incident left her feeling ill and “overwhelmingly violated.” The other employee told police she feared for her safety, and added, “I’ve never been so scared in my life.”

Issaquah police arrived soon after and arrested McDonough after a coffee stand employee pointed him out to officers. Prosecutors said he told police he acted “inappropriately” and he “shouldn’t have done it,” but did not admit to masturbating outside the coffee stand.

Later, as McDonough sat inside a holding cell at the Issaquah Jail, female dispatchers monitoring the cell said he started masturbating again.

The court also imposed a no-contact order among McDonough, BigFoot Java in Issaquah and the coffee stand employees.

McDonough remains in the King County Jail on $50,000 bail. He is due in King County Superior Court for arraignment Feb. 16.

Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

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