Three women arrested after twerking, urinating outside City Hall
All three face drug-related charges after witnesses reported lewd behavior
Three women were arrested on Monday on drug-related offenses after allegedly exposing themselves while "twerking" in front of Beaverton City Hall.
Brittany Medak and Cora Christie Valazquez, both 20, of Vancouver, Wash., and Leokham Yothsombath, 22, of Portland, were arrested around 3:45 p.m. on a variety of accusations, including disorderly conduct, possession of drugs and offensive littering.
After paying a fine at the Beaverton Municipal Court window, Valazquez accompanied by Yothsombath and Leokham exited City Hall at 4755 S.W. Griffith Drive. Witnesses reported Medak and Valazquez began "twerking" a dance move characterized by shaking the buttocks with minimal undergarments and exposing their genitals in front of the building. Medak then lifted her skirt and urinated between two vehicles, said Officer Mike Rowe, Beaverton Police Department spokesman. Yothsombath was seen filming the actions of her acquaintances on her smartphone. A Beaverton Municipal Court employee among several who witnessed the incident called Beaverton police around 3:30 p.m. reporting that a woman was urinating in the parking lot.
The three women left the parking lot in a vehicle but were stopped by a Beaverton police officer on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway just west of Griffith Drive. Medak granted the officer consent to search the car, and the other two consented to a search of their personal belongings, leading to the three arrests.
Medak faces accusations of second-degree disorderly conduct, offensive littering, tampering with drug records and possession of schedule IV prescription drugs and less than 1 ounce of marijuana. Valazquez is accused of second-degree disorderly conduct, possession of schedule II prescription drugs and methamphetamine. Yothsombath is accused of tampering with drug records and possession of cocaine, schedule IV prescription drugs and less than 1 ounce of marijuana.