Woman gets naked in middle of airport for no apparent reasonn, Perhaps
she was proving she had nothing to hide or maybe she thought officials
had asked for a strip search?
Whatever the case there was all
round confusion when one woman stripped naked at Denver International
Airport on Tuesday morning.
The bizarre incident happened at
about 8.45am when the woman was caught illegally smoking a cigarette at
an airport departure gate.
Airport workers told the woman to put out the cigarette -- at which point she took off all her clothes.
Still standing in just her birthday suit the woman then asked an official to reprint her boarding pass.
is unclear why she removed her clothes but police said that the
cigarette issue was unrelated. They added that she told officers she had
was exhausted from a lack of sleep.
Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson said: 'It appears to be some sort of a breakdown.'
Lopez, spokesperson for the Denver Police Department, added to
msnbc.com: 'The woman told officers that she'd had no sleep the night
A photo obtained by TMZ shows the woman totally in the
nude with her back to the check-in desk. A fellow passenger keeps his
eyes firmly averted from the lady who has a pile of clothing at her
One witness, who wished to stay anonymous, said most passengers were startled by the woman.
were shocked,' he told FOX31 Denver. 'No one really noticed her at
first because people were trying to get to their planes. Then, everyone
realised she was just standing there completely naked.'
witness added that parents hurried to cover their children's eyes to
save them from seeing the naked woman. Other passengers can be seen
milling past, their heads turned to look.
After about 20 minutes
standing in the nude, the unidentified woman was taken to a hospital for
assessment. She was not arrested and faces no charges.
airport has two smoking lounges. Laura Coale, an airport spokesperson,
told msnbc.com there is no clothing-optional area - nor are there any
plans to create one.
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