What is indecent exposure? And who decides what it is? In the current world, it is very important for such distinctions to exist. A TikToker recently claimed that she received a booking for indecent exposure in Louisiana. The social media user also stated that she was simply wearing a crop top and shorts. Casey, the TikToker in question, further mentioned that she was simply wearing clothes that covered all her private parts. Despite that, she received a citation for indecent exposure by three police officers. The first video that Casey posted has now around 2.5 million views. The storytime TikTok has over 334,000 views.
The first video depicts Casey revealing the case as well as the outfit that she wore. The outfit, for those wondering, is a simple dark crop top and jeans shorts. She alleged, “At a family event, where there is alcohol being literally handed out for free,… three female cops came up to me and gave me a f***ing ticket. I live a mile down the road. They literally could have been like, ‘Hey, ma’am, could you put some clothes on?’ and I would have been like, ‘Yeah, cool. I’ll be right back.’ But no. They stood there and gave me a f***ing ticket for indecent exposure.”
TikToker Cited For Indecent Exposure
Although Casey received a ticket for indecent exposure, it is still not clear exactly which law she violated. The state law of Louisiana states, “any person subject to this code who intentionally exposes, in an indecent manner, the genitalia, anus, buttocks, or female areola or nipple is guilty of indecent exposure and shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.”
On a local level though, the ordinance claims, “It shall be unlawful for any person to wear pants, trousers, shorts, skirts, dresses, or skorts in any public place or places open to the public which either intentionally exposes undergarments or intentionally exposes any portion of the pubic hair, cleft of buttocks, or genitals.” The Winnfield Police Department’s Facebook Page mentioned this in one of its posts.
In response to Casey’s TikTok, the police department also mentioned, “An unnamed citizen was cited for a city ordinance and has since taken to a popular social media site, blasting police officers. However, 3 female officers responded to various complaints about the person’s attire, and the person of interest was issued a citation under the city ordinance.” Casey herself states in the video that ‘all her bits are covered’. Also, there was absolutely no intention of displaying her undergarments to everyone around. In a comment, Casey wrote, “I was sitting on a lower step, legs together and my husband sat behind me… so no, I wasn’t flashing anyone.”
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TikToker Claims That She was Wearing Proper Clothes And Will Challenge The Citation
Casey remarked that she was simply sitting and talking to her family. Her family, she mentioned, consisted of her husband, her children, and her ex-husband. She stated that a few female police officers called her up and then cited her for indecent exposure. She further mentioned, “I’m embarrassed at this point because anybody who actually knows me knows that I have never worn anything like that in public literally ever. I’m usually the one that covers everything. But, it was hot… I was like, ‘I feel nice in this,’ so I decided to wear it. The first day I wear something revealing, I get cited for it.” This TikToker has said that she will be seeking legal representation. And for this, she has also started collecting donations for her defense.
In another post on Facebook, the Police Department of Winnfield mentioned, “Fines range from $25.00 for a first offense to a maximum of $300, and the person may be ordered to perform up to 40 hours of community service. The citizen was given a court date in the Winnfield City court, which is the proper venue to dispute any allegation. A citation, in lieu of arrest, is an allegation of an infraction, not an assumption of guilt.” A spokesperson for the department also commented, “We, as public servants, will not engage in a social media war with anyone or any organization, as it is improper and brings discredit upon this department.”
Users on TikTok had their comments on this citation of indecent exposure. One user wrote, “It’s Louisiana, it gets hot and muggy. What else are you supposed to wear?” Another user commented, “It’s cuz you showed your wrists and ankles and this is apparently the f****ing 1800’s.”
- “‘It was hot’: Woman says she got a ticket for ‘indecent exposure’ while wearing a crop top and shorts.” Daily Dot. Braden Bjella. June 16, 2022.
- kazzi112. TikTok. June 11, 2022.
- RS 29:220B. Louisiana State Legislature. Accessed June 29, 2022.