Woman fined for indecent exposure — after wearing crop top

1655412230 Woman fined for indecent exposure after wearing crop top
1655412230 Woman fined for indecent exposure after wearing crop top

A woman was left fuming after she was slapped with a fine for indecent exposure for wearing a crop top and shorts in scorching weather.

Casey said three female cops handed her the fine while she was out with her family in Winnfield, Louisiana – even though she was covered up in a dark crop top and denim shorts.

In a video on TikTok, she said: “At a family event, where there is alcohol being literally handed out for free… three female cops came up to me and gave me a f***ing ticket.

“I live a mile down the road. They literally could have been like, ‘hey, ma’am, could you put some clothes on?’ and I would have been like, ‘yeah, cool. I’ll be right back.’

“But no. They stood there and gave me a f***ing ticket for indecent exposure.”

Her video on TikTok about the incident has racked up 2.5 million hits.

Winnfield Police Department later took to Facebook to hit out at an “unnamed citizen” for “blasting police officers”.

The post said: “Three female officers responded to various complaints about the person’s attire and the person of interest was issued a citation under the city ordinance.”

According to the post, the local law states: “It shall be unlawful for any person to wear pants, trousers, shorts, skirts, dresses, or skorts in any public place or places open to the public which either intentionally exposes undergarments or intentionally exposes any portion of the pubic hair, cleft of buttocks, or genitals.”

Casy ripped the Winnfield Police Department for fining her for “indecent exposure” after she wore a crop top and shorts to public event.
Casy ripped the Winnfield Police Department for fining her for “indecent exposure” after she wore a crop top and shorts to public event.
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Casy ripped the Winnfield Police Department for fining her for "indecent exposure" after she wore a crop top and shorts to public event.
Casy recalled three female police officers walking up to her and handing out a citation without any warning.
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A police spokesperson said fines range from $25 for a first offense to a maximum of $300.

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And the offender could be ordered to carry out up to 40 hours of community service.

Casey’s TikTok video and the police department’s response sparked outrage online – with many calling for cops to “stop policing women’s bodies”.

One person said: “What gives you the right to give citations for someone wearing clothes that covers the privates, including not allowing anything to hang out??!!

Casy ripped the Winnfield Police Department for fining her for “indecent exposure” after she wore a crop top and shorts to public event.
Casy argued it made no sense for police to enforce a dress code when alcohol was being served at a “family event.”
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Casy ripped the Winnfield Police Department for fining her for “indecent exposure” after she wore a crop top and shorts to public event.
Casy was most likely fined $25 for her first offense at breaking a city ordinance, according to a Winnfield Police spokesperson.
@kazzi112 / TikTok

“There was nothing indecent about her outfit!! At all!!”

Another wrote: “I highly doubt any complaints were made.

“We’ve all seen the outfit. 3 female officers took advantage of the power they held and cited a citizen who did not have any of those things exposed. What a joke.”

A third said: “Your officers should get to know their public and community. She could have easily went home to change. And instead you just want a citation? Get to know people.”

The Winnfield Police Department went on Facebook to fire back at Casy for causing “negative impact on the service of our police officers.”
The Winnfield Police Department went on Facebook to fire back at Casy for causing “negative impact on the service of our police officers.”
Winnfield Police Department / Facebook

Winnfield Police Department said: “The citizen was given a court date in the Winnfield City Court, which is the proper venue to dispute any allegation.

“We, as public servants, will not engage in a social media war with any one or any organization, as it is improper and brings discredit upon this department.

“We also cannot comment on details of any case under investigation or pending court action.”

This story originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced here with permission.

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