New York Woman Naked in Stores: Faces Charges

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By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
May 18, 2012|8:17 am

A woman in upstate New York has been charged with lewdness after entering a lumber store stark naked earlier this week.

Barbara Lafleur also approached two employees at Curtis Lumber while naked before walking out and saying, "Have a good day," reported the Times Union newspaper.

Lafleur, 49, then reportedly walked into nearby Stewart's shop before she was asked to leave.

According to one employee of the store in Ballston Spa, N.Y., Curtis Lumber manager asked Lefleur, "Ma'am, are you aware you have no clothes on?"

"She was kosher and cool about it," recalled the staff member speaking to Times Union. "And the manager told her she needed to leave."

By the time police arrived to arrest her, Lafleur had clothes on, reported the Daily Mail.

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Saratoga County District Attorney James Murphy III said that Lafleur has been charged with a misdemeanor for her actions.

"While the defendant claimed she was merely expressing her freedom to be fully liberated by walking nude into Stewart's and Curtis Lumber, this alleged conduct is actually a crime under the penal law," Murphy said in a statement, according to The New York Post.

"Surprisingly, mental health found no psychiatric issues whatsoever," noted the District Attorney.

Lafleur could be facing up to a maximum of 90 days in jail if she is convicted. A later court appearance in Ballston Spa is pending.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Lafleur is the content product manager at Delmar Cengage Learning. Additionally, she is a licensed massage therapist as well as a singer and songwriter.

The free-spirited New York resident also added in her profile that she intends "to enjoy life fully by maximizing my potential in all areas of interest and expertise."

Many people on Twitter are reacting to Lafleur's display of freedom.

"Surprised anyone noticed," wrote Letisha after retweeting the headline "Naked woman walks into two New York stores," while Dominic asked, "1 question, was she hot?"

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