Woman Flashes St. Patrick's Cathedral

It was performance art, says 'Harvey Von Toast'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 29, 2012 12:26 AM CST
Von Voast rides the Staten Island ferry.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Persistent New York City flasher Holly Von Voast, also known as Harvey Von Toast, was in court yesterday charged with showing too much flesh at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Cops charged the 46-year-old show-off with indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, and marijuana possession after she allegedly removed her top while walking in the cathedral's middle aisle, and then refused to leave the premises, reports the New York Daily News.

Von Voast, who has bared her breasts at other New York landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, rejected a plea deal, saying she hadn't broken any laws, but managed to keep her clothes on in court. She calls herself a performance artist, and admits the cathedral flash was a publicity stunt. “I want to have a reality show," she told reporters in the courthouse press room after yesterday's hearing, topless once again. (Read more New York City stories.)

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