According to the news, a woman was arrested after running naked through a Waffle House. She allegedly stripped off her clothes, hit another woman and threw platters of food at customers. She even scratched an officer when he tried arresting her. She faces multiple charges, one of which is Public Indecency.
Definition of Public Indecency in Douglas County, Colorado
In Douglas County, Costilla County and every other county of Colorado, Public Indecency, C.R.S. 18-7-301, is charged whenever a person performs any of the following in public, when the conduct may be viewed by others:
- An act of sexual intercourse;
- A lewd exposure of an intimate part of the body (not including the genitals) to arouse or satisfy the sexual desire of any person;
- A lewd fondling or caress of the body of another person;
- A knowing exposure of the person's genitals to the view of a person under circumstances where the conduct likely causes affront or alarm to the other person.
Because the woman allegedly stripped naked and ran through the Waffle House restaurant, it would be considered Public Indecency. She exposed her genitals to the view of others, which likely caused alarm. Public Indecency is a class 1 petty offense in Douglas and Arapahoe County, but it is a class 1 misdemeanor for a second or subsequent act of exposing your genitals to others in public.
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