Jasmijn Rijcken, 31-year old woman from Netherlands, was pulled over by a NYPD cop on May 3 and was told that she flashing too much skin while biking in the city. She is the general manager of a Dutch bicycle company, Rijcken was in New York to attend the New Amsterdam Bike Show and hopped on her wheels that sunny day to experience biking in New York City first hand.
She was wearing a short frilly, grey skirt and short light brown boots at the time
“He said it’s very disturbing, and it’s distracting the cars and it’s dangerous,” Rijcken told the Daily News. “I thought he was joking around but he got angry and asked me for ID.”
Rijcken, 31, was not given a ticket during the May 3 incident, and did not get the officer’s name, but was left feeling baffled.
“I didn’t even think for one second that my outfit could be harmful or disturbing,” she said.
She says she got more than she bargained for. “I was on my way back to the hotel when it happened and I changed into pants,” she said. “I didn’t want to get into trouble again.”Source: www.nydailynews.com
Without the name of the officer, NYPD claims that it might be difficult to know the true story.
NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said: “Whether this story bears even a modest semblance of what actually occurred is impossible to establish without being provided the purported officer’s name and getting his side of the story.”Source: www.nydailynews.com
Not sure if the incidence is true or not, but if it is, then does make you wonder if the NYPD cops have nothing better to do then pulling over leggy tourists?