NYC Cop Scolds Bicyclist for Baring Legs

Leggy rider is 'distracting cars,' complains officer
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 13, 2011 2:41 AM CDT

(Newser) – Pretty Jasmijn Rijcken thought a New York City cop was kidding when he pulled her over to tell her she was showing too much skin while bicycling. You see, she was bare-legged and wearing a skirt. "He said, 'It's very disturbing, and it's distracting the cars,'" Rijcken told the New York Daily News. "I thought he was joking around, but he got angry and asked me for ID. I didn't even think for one second that my outfit could be harmful or disturbing." Rijicken, the manager of a Dutch bike company, was in town to attend a bike show. She said she got off with a warning and returned to her hotel immediately to change her skirt to pants. (Read more New York City stories.)

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