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Too Sexy To Cycle! Police Pulled Tourist Over For Showing Too Much Skin
Mon Jun 13, 2011
NEW YORK, NY - Only in New York! A leggy blonde was pulled over by a police officer in the Big Apple for cycling too sexily.
The unidentified officer said her skirt was so short it could cause an accident.
The 'culprit' was Dutch tourist Jasmijn Rijcken who said the incident happened on a warm, sunny May 3.
Miss Rijcken was wearing a short frilly, grey skirt and short light brown boots at the time.
For one NYPD officer, that constituted too much skin, Miss Rijcken claims.
She recalled: 'He said it's very disturbing, and it's distracting the cars and it's dangerous.
'I thought he was joking around but he got angry and asked me for ID.'
Miss Rijcken, 31, was not given a ticket following the 'incident.'
She did not get the officer's name and said she was left feeling rather baffled.
'I didn't even think for one second that my outfit could be harmful or disturbing,' she told the New York Daily News.
Miss Rjicken works as the general manager of the Vanmoof bicycle company in Amsterdam.
She was in New York to attend the New Amsterdam Bike Show.
While in the city, she could not resist the urge to see some of Manhattan on two wheels and ended up getting stopped in the SoHo area of the city.
She said: 'I was on my way back to the hotel when it happened and I changed into pants.
'I didn't want to get into trouble again.'
NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne responded to Miss Rjicken's claims by saying: 'Whether this story bears even a modest semblance of what actually occurred is impossible to establish without being provided the purported officer's name and getting his side of the story.'
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