Woman caught after witnesses say she flashed kids by church

Published 1:26 pm Thursday, August 9, 2018

MCLAIN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mayor helped capture a woman after witnesses said she flashed and threatened children outside a church in the town of 440 residents.

The Greene County Herald reports that McLain Mayor Steve McCluskey was home Wednesday evening when he received a call from First Pentecostal Church. People said a woman was cursing and threatening children and exposing her breasts outside the house of worship.

The woman left after adults in the congregation confronted her. McCluskey, who has law-enforcement experience, found her on Main Street. He and a Greene County sheriff’s deputy captured her.

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Witnesses say the woman slammed her head against a wire security partition in the deputy’s car. She was taken to a Hattiesburg hospital for evaluation and treatment of minor injuries. Her name was not immediately available.