A MOM has shared how she was slapped with an indecent exposure ticket over her outfit at a festival.
Casey LaCaze-Lachney said she was left speechless when she was handed the ticket by cops while she was wearing shorts and a crop top.
The woman who insists "all her bits were covered" has decided to take the matter further even though it has impacted "more than she thought it would" as she has cried and lost friends following the incident.
Sharing what happened in a Tiktok video Casey said:"I got a f*****g ticket for indecent exposure in Winnfield, Louisiana."
She twirled around to show off her simple outfit – a black crop top that ties in the back, paired with some distressed denim shorts.
"All of my bits are covered," she stressed.
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She continued: "At a family event, where there's alcohol being literally handed out for free. Three female cops came up to me and gave me a f*****g ticket.
"I live a mile down the road. They literally could have just been like 'hey ma'am, could you put some clothes on?'
"And I would've been like 'cool, I'll be right back.' But no, they stood there and gave me a f*****g ticket for indecent exposure. Are you kidding me?"
In a separate video, she revealed more details of what happened that day.
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Apparently, she was at a festival on an extremely hot day, sitting on the curb with her family.
She had her ex-husband, her husband, and her two children with her.
"We're just sitting there and enjoying the band when I look over and I see three female cops walking in my direction," she shared.
"Didn't think anything of it. I wasn't doing anything wrong."
At this point, the cops stopped her, saying they wanted to talk to her. Complying, she got up and spoke with them.
One of them told her she was going to give her a citation. When Casey asked why the cop just gestured at her and said "look at you."
The cop clarified that the citation was for indecent exposure.
Taken aback, Casey suggested that she could just go home and change, but the cop did not agree to it.
Casey started asking questions: "Why am I being cited? All my bits are covered. Every part of me is covered. I've seen teenagers walking around in less just five minutes ago, in less than what I'm in."
And, when her husband and ex-husband came to her defense, the female cops apparently told them to stay out of it.
At this point, Casey was embarrassed.
She explained: "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 you know what, I feel nice in this, so I decided to wear it. The first day I wear something revealing, I get cited for it."
She further explained that in Louisiana, indecent exposure is actually a felony offense.
Feeling that she wasn't in the wrong, Casey doesn't plan on taking the situation lightly.
She stated: "So right now I'm actually looking for representation to try and fight this, because, it's b******t, and we all know it's b******t.And I'm not gonna stand for it.
"I'm not gonna just sit quietly and just have it thrown out. No, I want justice. I want this to be heard. I'm tired of them abusing their power."
The Winnfield Police Department responded to the incident on a Facebook post.
It read: "Recent posts to social media have had a negative impact on the service of our police officers during this family fun-filled festival.
"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."
The statement adds the referenced city ordinance which states: "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."
But Casey is adamant she wasn't doing anything wrong and has informed her followers she now has legal representation and has requested to review the bodycam footage.
People in her comments section were heavily on her side, greatly upset at the cop's actions.
"Those cops were just jealous… Smh. I think you look beautiful," one wrote.
"It's Louisiana, it gets hot and muggy. What else are you supposed to wear?" added another.
"Sounds like internalized misogyny on their part to me," a third said.
"What in the middle school dress code is this???"
"That’s indecent exposure in LOUISIANA?!?! Have they ever gone to Walmart?"
"I would be posting the officer's name and calling a sergeant with that info because they have body cams and can pull that. Also, sue [the department] for damages," a final person suggested.
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Another one said: "Lost friends because of this??? If that happened they weren’t really friends of yours, sorry hun!"
Someone added: "Your outfit was in direct accordance with the law so I’d really like to see how this plays out for them".
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