Woman's highway dance yields 911 calls

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SAN LEANDRO, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Authorities in San Leandro, Calif., said they received a string of calls about a woman in belly dancing getup performing a routine at the side of the highway.

The first 911 call reported a woman in a black halter top and black pants dancing at the side of Interstate 880 at 3:07 p.m. Monday, and the second call, which came only a minute later, reported the woman had begun using a light pole and a highway sign as tools for a pole dance, the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News reported Thursday.


California Highway Patrol officer Oscar Johnson said the woman went from a distraction to a real hazard when she ran across the highway, shouting obscenities at drivers who nearly struck her with their vehicles.

He said the woman escaped through the brush surrounding a homeless encampment before officers arrived.

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