400-pound woman arrested for nudity

June 22, 2012 at 3:43 PM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 22 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said they arrested a 400-pound woman who was spotted sitting nude on a bench at a bus stop.

Fort Lauderdale police said Patricia McCollum, 52, was spotted by officers sitting nude on the bus bench Wednesday and was arrested on a charge of exposure of sexual organs in public, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Friday.

McCollum said during a court appearance Thursday she is currently homeless and was attempting to change her clothes.

"That's why I was changing my clothes on the bus bench. I don't have anywhere else to stay but bus benches," McCollum said.

Police said McCollum has been warned by officers in the past about similar incidents.

McCollum was ordered held on $100 bond.

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