A woman in Charleston, West Virginia, accused of attempted robbery didn’t have to be strip-searched: She was already naked.
Police got a call early Thursday morning about a robbery at the One Stop convenience store at the same time they were responding to a call about a naked woman in a nearby parking lot, according to MyFoxDC.
Turns out, the One Stop was really one stop to solve both complaints: Officers found a naked woman later identified as Drema Setliff, 30, hiding in the store's electrical closet.
Witnesses told police that Setliff walked into the convenience store carrying the towel, grabbed the female clerk by the hair and demanded that she open the safe, the Charleston Daily Mail reports.
A witness opened the store door so the cowering clerk could flee. The unidentified witness stayed until deputies arrived. For reasons that are unclear,Setliff stayed and hid in an electrical closet where deputies found her, according to WOWK TV.
Setliff allegedly told the deputies, "Take me to jail," according to the Associated Press.
Setliff was carrying a towel, but not using it to hide her naked body, according to Corporal Brian Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department.
“But from what I understand it wasn’t being used to cover her. She was just holding it,” he told WVMetroNews.com.
Humphreys suspects drugs or alcohol may have been involved, according to WVGazette.com.
They did as requested, and booked her on charges of robbery.
Authorities attempted to arraign Setliff on Thursday morning, but she came in crying and refused to talk to the judge, WSAZ TV reports.
The court will try it again on Friday and her bond will be set at $50,000.