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LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. -- The search is on for a lewd driver who has been pulling up to drive-thru coffee stands and exposing himself to baristas.

It has happened at least five times, mostly in Washington County.

Officers told KGW it's critical they track the man down before he does something much worse.

One of the baristas at the Coffee Rush stand along Southwest Scholls Ferry Road in Tigard spoke with KGW.

Today's my first day back since the holiday, so I came to work today and heard about it, she said. I think it's pretty gross.

A man who was not wearing pants drove up to the window and exposed himself to one of her co-workers.

The woman said she has a safety plan in place to protect herself, but she wants to help get the word out about the man who's doing this.

Hopefully he's seeing himself on the news and people are aware and they're taking more precautions, she said.

Police said it also happened last month at the Dutch Bros coffee stand at Southwest Pacific Highway and US 217 in Tigard.

Sunday night, KGW spoke with the barista who was working there at the time. She would not go on camera, but said she was very shaken up after it happened.

Now police are reviewing what the employee called very clear surveillance video of the man.

This has happened in Tigard and at least once in Tualatin, at coffee shops with drive thrus. In all cases, the individual really didn't say much, but he was exposing himself for purposes of sexual gratification, said Sgt. Jay Weitman with the Lake Oswego Police Department.

A few days ago a man rolled through a Tualatin Starbucks at 19321 SW Martinazzi Ave. and exposed himself. Tualatin police said they have assigned a detective to the incident and are strongly working this case.

The man is described as white, in his 40's or 50's with thinning blonde hair and a pot belly.

He's driving a charcoal older model sedan, possibly a Honda or Ford.

We're very concerned that this individual is out in the public and we would like to find out who he is and get him into custody before he commits potentially more serious criminal acts, said Sgt. Weitman.

Some baristas told KGW the man turned off his headlights lights before driving through and he had removed the license plate on his car in advance.

Anyone who has information on the man or has been a victim is asked to call Detective Chapman with the Tualatin police department at 503-691-4842.

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