Seeing as this misconception has come up in the past, it's only fair to spell it out in black and white: If you take off all of your clothes, THE POLICE CAN STILL ARREST YOU.
I wrote about a guy last month who unsuccessfully tried to avoid jail by wriggling out of his pants. Now 36-year-old Julia E. Laack (pictured) from Sheboygan, WI has tried the ploy again, with about the same level of success.
After Ms. Laack was allegedly caught on a security camera last week shoplifting from a convenience store, police say they followed her home and attempted to handcuff her when she stripped down to her bra and panties and started screaming that they couldn't arrest a naked woman.
Sadly, this isn't true, as if it was, you'd probably see a lot more nude women walking into financial institutions wearing nothing but a pair of six-guns yelling "your money or your life!"
I'm getting a great idea for a screenplay. I see Tarantino directing.
After Laack stripped down, cops say she did something else that was unlikely to endear her to them; she kicked one of officers in the crotch. I have had some limited interaction with policemen, and while I can't say this for certain, I suspect that any hesitancy that they might have had about arresting a naked woman was dissolved at the exact moment her foot hit the groin.
Laack was charged with misdemeanor retail theft, felony battery of a peace officer, two counts of disorderly conduct and resisting an officer. If convicted on all counts, she could serve up to five years in jail.