TICKER: Bath salts again? Woman charged with stripping in public, for the second time

A woman has been charged with stripping naked in a public park while apparently under the influence of bath salts – for the second time.

Samantha J. Edwards, 26, stood naked on top of a maintenance building at Jordan Valley Ice Park in Springfield, Missouri, threw her bra onto a walking trail and exposed herself to passersby, police said.

Two people alerted authorities after seeing the nude woman around 7pm on May 27, and the responding officer saw her too, the report noted.

It added that surveillance footage shows her exposing her genitals and leaning over the balcony of the building over a 30-minute period.

Police believe two cyclists and two ice park employees saw Edwards as she paraded naked.

‘Defendant was likely high on bath salts at the time,’ a bond recommendation report added, the Springfield News-Leader reported.

She ‘ripped the covers off two electrical boxes and removed two fire extinguishers from the building,’ it said.

The document added that police have previously responded to Edwards being naked in the park, although noted no further details.

She has now been charged with second-degree sexual misconduct and second-degree property damage, which are misdemeanor charges.

She is in custody at the Greene County Jail.

It is not her first brush with the law; Edwards is also facing a felony charge of fraudulent use of a credit or debit device.

A $2,500 bond has been set in that case and authorities recommended a $1,500 bond in the latest charges.

She pleaded not guilty to the most recent charges on August 22. A preliminary hearing on the fraud charge is set for September 13.

It is just the latest in a string of naked violent outbursts after suspects have been believed to be under the influence of the synthetic drug.

In north Miami in June, Shane Shuyler exposed himself to a three-year-old girl while under the influence of the drug.

A week later in New York, Pamela McCarthy punched her young son after taking the drug and stripping off her clothes. Police used a Taser to subdue her and she died of cardiac arrest.

UK Daily Mail

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