400 pound woman arrested for sitting naked on a bus bench

Published On: Monday, January 7, 2013 6:30 AM
By: John Roberts
Patricia McCollum
A woman weighing 400 pounds decided to strip to her birthday suit as she sat on a bus bench in Fort Lauderdale Florida.

Patricia McCollum was arrested and charged with exposure of sexual organs in public and was held initially in a bond of $100, according to the news media.

The 52-year-old, who is currently homeless, was sitting naked on a bus bench at 3900 N. Ocean Blvd. She says she was just trying to put on a different outfit.

"That's why I was changing my clothes on the bus bench. I have no other place to stay, but the bench of buses," McCollum said during an appearance before the court hearing.

McCollum has a long list of minor offenses, according to documents.
This does not seem to be the first offense of this type for McCollum, either, several officers in the past has observed her and warned her about similar behavior.

The impromptu nudist, which uses a walker to walk, now collects disability checks from Social Security, according to her statements in court.