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Fri May 18, 2012, 09:10 PM

'Ma'am, are you aware you have no clothes on?

Upstate New York woman busted for naked stroll through lumber store
Cops say naked saunter was 'free expression' stunt


Barbara LaFleur, 49, was arrested in Ballston, N.Y., on Tuesday after she walked through a lumber store and a convenience shop naked

An upstate woman came a little unglued and went strolling naked through a lumber shop and a convenience store as if she didn't have a care in the world, police said.

Employees at Curtis Lumber in Ballston told the Albany Times Union that Barbara LaFleur, 49, casually chatted up employees and asked what time it was before sauntering out Tuesday.

"Have a good day," LaFleur breezily told lumber yard workers, according to the newspaper.

The woman then stopped by a nearby Stewart's convenience store, where employees were less than amused by her impromptu peep show.

"The manager said 'Ma'am, are you aware you have no clothes on?' She was kosher and cool about it, and the manager told her she needed to leave," a Stewart's employee named Terry told the Times Union.

A mental health evaluation found no sign of mental illness, authorities said.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/upstate-york-woman-busted-naked-stroll-lumber-store-article-1.1079762#ixzz1vH1IEzI3

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Reply 'Ma'am, are you aware you have no clothes on? (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA May 2012 OP
Jackpine Radical May 2012 #1
Sabriel May 2012 #8
petronius May 2012 #10
Robb May 2012 #13
dogknob May 2012 #36
yoyossarian May 2012 #37
Canuckistanian May 2012 #20
hootinholler May 2012 #33
Canuckistanian May 2012 #2
marmar May 2012 #3
unblock May 2012 #5
lonestarnot May 2012 #14
Poll_Blind May 2012 #4
DocMac May 2012 #6
Rhiannon12866 May 2012 #17
Cooley Hurd May 2012 #30
Rhiannon12866 May 2012 #31
Cooley Hurd May 2012 #34
longship May 2012 #7
Fawke Em May 2012 #19
WonderGrunion May 2012 #9
Ter May 2012 #27
RC May 2012 #11
Remmah2 May 2012 #12
Cleita May 2012 #15
Canuckistanian May 2012 #21
FailureToCommunicate May 2012 #16
Zanzoobar May 2012 #18
Bombero1956 May 2012 #22
Volaris May 2012 #23
Art_from_Ark May 2012 #25
pinboy3niner May 2012 #26
Warren DeMontague May 2012 #24
Ter May 2012 #28
pokerfan May 2012 #29
madokie May 2012 #32
NBachers May 2012 #35

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 09:17 PM

1. I guess she was board.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Fri May 18, 2012, 09:31 PM

8. That's just plane awlful. n/t

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Response to Sabriel (Reply #8)

Fri May 18, 2012, 10:11 PM

10. That's knot funny, yew. She went against the grain, is all...

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Response to petronius (Reply #10)

Fri May 18, 2012, 11:03 PM

13. I wood tend to agree.

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Response to Robb (Reply #13)

Sat May 19, 2012, 01:05 PM

36. Don't axe me what she was upset about...

... In the photo, she appears to be quite chipper.

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Response to dogknob (Reply #36)

Sat May 19, 2012, 07:40 PM

37. You're all just a bunch of TOOLS!

Heh heh...

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Sat May 19, 2012, 12:16 AM

20. I SAW that one coming

You nailed it.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Sat May 19, 2012, 09:34 AM

33. Probably just a little warped

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 09:18 PM

2. Why does this never happen at MY lumber store?

In fact, I often remark on the distinct lack of naked women at our local shopping center.

This country is going to ruin.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 09:20 PM

3. Naked.....lumber store? ...... I sense an imminent "wood" joke.

nt

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Response to marmar (Reply #3)

Fri May 18, 2012, 09:24 PM

5. got wood?

FIRST!

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Response to unblock (Reply #5)

Fri May 18, 2012, 11:05 PM

14. Sorry but no. No wood.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 09:23 PM

4. It's a damned shame they blurred out her Freedom of Expression. nt

PB

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 09:27 PM

6. In balls ton NY?

That explains it.

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Response to DocMac (Reply #6)

Fri May 18, 2012, 11:57 PM

17. Ballston Spa, just south of Saratoga Springs.

I've been in that Stewarts Shop countless times. I can't imagine that this went over well, especially if she didn't wait in line...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #17)

Sat May 19, 2012, 06:45 AM

30. And I've been in that Curtis Lumber dozens of times - I used to live a quarter mile from it.

...but you knew that.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #30)

Sat May 19, 2012, 07:52 AM

31. Of course, LOL, but I never knew you to go to Curtis Lumber

But I figured that you were in that Stewarts pretty much every day. Didn't you do all your shopping there?

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #31)

Sat May 19, 2012, 09:48 AM

34. Everytime I needed something for the boat, I'd go to Curits...

...and I can tell you unequivically that I never saw a naked woman there.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 09:30 PM

7. Am I on Candid Camera?

Great flick recommendation. Alan Funt's (the originator of Candid Camera in the fifties) made a flick with the same premise. Put people in awkward situations and film them using a hidden camera and microphone. It's title? What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? The iconic bit has a nude woman walking into a crowded elevator.

It's was a risky film for 1970, and caused all sorts of controversy for the ratings systems just coming on the scene in Hollywood. Of course, Funt was merely poking fun at the whole thing.

Check it out. Google the title. Also, IMDB.

What Do You Say to a Naked Lady?

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Response to longship (Reply #7)

Sat May 19, 2012, 12:11 AM

19. Why can't this happen using nude men?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 10:04 PM

9. No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service

Everyone knows that, don't they?

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Response to WonderGrunion (Reply #9)

Sat May 19, 2012, 01:48 AM

27. How about No Underwear?

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 10:31 PM

11. Why surprisingly?

 

Surprisingly, mental health found no psychiatric issues whatsoever’ said a police officer at the Saratoga County Sheriff’s office.
http://www.wotshappening.com/woman-arrested-after-visiting-two-lumber-stores-naked/

This country is so up tight and prudish. Really.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 10:38 PM

12. Splinters.

 

Ouch.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 11:25 PM

15. Apparently, she has no interest in fashion. n/t

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Response to Cleita (Reply #15)

Sat May 19, 2012, 12:19 AM

21. It's always in fashion to be...

Oh, never mind.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 11:33 PM

16. What's the big deal? This is what the TSA sees all day long.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2012, 12:02 AM

18. I wisht he'da said, "Ma'am, Y'all knows ya nekkid"?

 

Much better OP headline.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2012, 12:25 AM

22. don't look Ethel

This is your action news reporter, and we're here at the lumber
yard. Pardon me, sir, did you see what happened?

Yeah, I did. I's just in here gettin my wood cut, she just appeared
out of the nowhere. Come streakin' around the pressure treated wood there, didn't
have nothin' on but a smile. I looked in there, and Ethel was gettin'
her a cold drink. I hollered, "Don't look, Ethel!" But it was too
late. She'd already been mooned.
Flashed her right there in front of the plywood.


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Response to Bombero1956 (Reply #22)

Sat May 19, 2012, 12:35 AM

23. I think you just won the thread...

...but without a reference (or link, if possible) to the source material....

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Response to Volaris (Reply #23)

Sat May 19, 2012, 12:52 AM

25. The reference is from "The Streak"

a song that came out in 1974 or thereabouts.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #25)

Sat May 19, 2012, 12:55 AM

26. And here it is...

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2012, 12:48 AM

24. Pffft. She should come to Portland.

And bring her bike.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2012, 03:03 AM

29. Fugue state?



(Breaking Bad)

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2012, 08:04 AM

32. Thats telling 'em

Not sure what she's telling anyone but

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2012, 12:48 PM

35. "Oh Mom, you Didn't!" said her school-age son and daughter

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