Serial Wyoming Coffee Hut Flasher Pleads Guilty After Barista Pours Hot Water In His Lap

Andrew Crawford, 34, of Cody, already on probation for accessing child pornography, has pleaded guilty to four counts of exposing himself to women at drive-thru coffee shops.

Clair McFarland

April 17, 20233 min read

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A Cody man has pleaded guilty to multiple indecent exposure charges for repeatedly flashing his genitals at coffee-stand baristas last autumn.  

Andrew C. Crawford, 34, repeatedly ordered large, hot, caramel mochas, then made sure that women working the drive-thru who handed them to him could see his genitalia, according to the evidentiary affidavit in the case.  

Cody Circuit Court Judge S. Joseph Darrah sentenced Crawford on April 5 to 180 days in jail total on four of the five misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure moments after Crawford pleaded guilty. The judge gave Crawford 154 days of credit for the time he has already spent in jail, leaving a total sentence of 26 days.

Park County prosecutors dropped the fifth indecent exposure charge in exchange for Crawford’s guilty plea.  

His 26-day sentence is to run concurrent to a longer prison sentence the Park County District Court imposed last month in a different case.  

Judge Bill Simpson sentenced Crawford to between 30 and 48 months in prison in March for failing to update law enforcement when he acquired a new vehicle.  

As a sex offender who was convicted in federal court for accessing child pornography, Crawford is required to update law enforcement when he changes his vehicle or home address.  

Andrew Crawford
Andrew Crawford (Courtesy Park County Sheriff's Office)

In Hot Water 

The baristas had been putting up with Crawford’s flashing since at least Sept. 14, the affidavit says. There were five alleged incidents, though Crawford pleaded guilty to four; and there were four known victims.  

By the final flashing Nov. 2, the barista was ready.  

“She’d mentally prepared herself for Crawford exposing himself and had poured hot water into a cup,” wrote Cody Police Department detective Scott Burlingame in the affidavit.  

When he ordered the mocha, Crawford “had his balls out,” the barista later told Burlingame. But when she gave him the coffee, everything was out and he appeared partially aroused.

Crawford had repositioned himself so she wouldn’t miss the view, the barista told Burlingame.  

“She threw (the hot water) on his genitals and yelled at him to get out of there and never come back,” Burlingame wrote.  

In Public 

Burlingame contacted Crawford’s federal probation and parole officer Eddie Lobatos, who reported that Crawford had disclosed prior incidents of exposing his genitals to residents in Park County, the affidavit says.  

Some of the victims of the exposures were adults and some were high-school-age teens, both in Cody and Powell, Lobatos reported, according to the affidavit.  

“Several” of the incidents included Crawford masturbating in public “in direct view of both teenage children and adults,” the affidavit says.  

The Park County Attorney’s office charged Crawford on Nov. 2, the day of the final flashing, according to the affidavit.

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Clair McFarland

Crime and Courts Reporter