Woman arrested for dancing nude at metro stop
UPDATE: Fox 45 reports that the family of the woman arrested says she is mentally ill and has been hospitalized.
A 22-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday after MTA police say they found her dancing nude at the Penn North metro station. The reason? The woman, Brianna Edwards, had promised a strip tease in exchange for cigarettes, the Investigative Voice web site reported. The story doesn't attribute the details to police or court documents, but I checked with police and indeed, Edwards was booked on indecent exposure and disorderly conduct charges in relation to the incident on April 28.
MTA Officer Christopher McCullough saw Edwards dancing and that she covered up upon seeing him, and explained that a man had taken her up on her offer, police said. She started screaming that she didn't know what the big deal was, hence the disorderly conduct charge. Edwards, who has an alias listed of Ciara Williams, has a preliminary trial date of June 7. Hopefully a defense attorney will make sure she knows that the judge probably isn't willing to barter on her sentence.