An Ohio couple's Saturday-morning joyride ended in arrests after police discovered them naked behind the wheel.
Police in Westlake, Ohio, received complaints about a naked man and woman standing outside a parked car in a commercial parking lot at 12:20 a.m. Saturday. An overnight worker spotted the couple in the company's parking lot, called the cops and then watched the man and woman hop in the car and drive away over a curb and a tree lawn, according to the New York Daily News. (You probably know what a tree lawn is, even if you don't call it that.)
When officers pulled over the vehicle, they found Alexandria Mauer, 24, behind the wheel eating a slice of pizza, according to WKYC. Her passenger, 33-year-old Kenneth Gillespie, was cradling an open beer can between his feet.
Both were “without a stitch on,” police Capt. Guy Turner said, according to the New York Daily News.
Police ordered Mauer and Gillespie out of the car and told them to put clothes on. Gillespie only had a sweatshirt and underwear with him, so police gave him shoes and an old pair of jail pants.
Mauer refused a breathalyzer test and was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. She was released into the custody of a relative, but jumped out of the car on the ride home. Police found her wandering along the road two hours later and arrested her for disorderly conduct while intoxicated, according to WKYC.
Gillespie, who was on probation for drug possession, was arrested for disorderly conduct and public indecency, as well as an open container charge. He later urinated in the back of a police cruiser, according to ABC Cleveland.
We don't wish to cause alarm, but it seems that naked driving might be turning into A Thing, possibly because the warm weather is finally here. In May, Michigan police arrested a naked woman after she led them on a five-mile chase while driving on the wrong side of the road. Fortunately, the woman, Jessie Schwaub-Devault, had left her husband and child -- who were also naked -- at a rest stop before taking off.