WORLD NEWS: ” Half-naked woman shuts down South Carolina airport, leads to flight cancellations” (USA TODAY)

WORLD NEWS: ” Half-naked woman shuts down South Carolina airport, leads to flight cancellations” (USA TODAY)

Read the USA TODAY article here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2019/02/12/police-florence-south-carolina-airport-shut-down-after-half-naked-woman-runway/2845907002/

Just heard about this in a brief mention on the Don Cheadle episode of SNL that just aired so I looked it up to find out more, this is bonkers:

A half-naked woman ran around a South Carolina airport Sunday, which caused flights to be canceled and the airport to be temporarily shutdown, the Florence Morning News reported.

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office reported an “indecent exposure incident” occurred after noon when “a partially clothed woman sprinted through the airport’s runway and into a nearby wooded area,” according to WMBF.

I can’t help cracking up at how they’re dancing around how to refer to the woman. Keep in mind this is South Carolina, so, y’know, prime “clutch my pearls” territory over nudity in general, let alone a woman without clothes.

USA TODAY article continues:

Florence Regional Airport Public Safety Officer Lee Marsh said the airport was closed for more than two hours while law enforcement searched for the woman who was wearing only underwear, per the Florence Morning News.

Wait…TWO HOURS? I know this is the deep south and all, but what on earth is so threatening about a naked woman that would necessitate closing an entire airport for TWO HOURS? Are they worried she’s carrying explosives? Where would she hide them?!?

“We flew from Charlotte and had to circle around for an hour and a half. Just landed back in Charlotte with no available seats left for the remainder of the day,” a woman said on Facebook, according to WPDE. “Felony charges should be brought against this lady for disrupting so many passengers. Who’s call was it to shut down an entire airport?” 

Yes, let’s bring felony charges against the woman for being naked, not against whoever running the airport was so threatened by the sight of a naked woman that they felt it necessary to close the whole airport down e.e

Anyway, you can read the rest of the article here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2019/02/12/police-florence-south-carolina-airport-shut-down-after-half-naked-woman-runway/2845907002/ (Or just google “airport shut down over naked woman” and I’m sure you’ll find a piece about it in your favorite publication! There’s even a Fox News take on it, if you’re in the mood for some extra vicious victim blaming!)

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