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2 women, 2 children take a naked stroll

By Elisabeth Arriero
earriero@charlotteobserver.com

By most accounts, it was a normal Saturday afternoon stroll with the family.

A woman in her 20s was walking with her 40-something-year-old mother and her toddler while carrying her newborn baby in her arms. Everyone was smiling and enjoying the spring weather.

The only thing missing? Their clothes.

Two women and two children walking naked in the 6000 block of Providence Road caused traffic delays on Saturday afternoon, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

“Like freshly-born baby naked,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Capt. Rod Farley said. “This was Adam and Eve stuff, not even a loincloth.”

The sight “blew my mind,” said resident Jill Mead, who was driving on Providence Road at the time.

When police stopped the women, they said “the Lord told them to get naked and walk down the street,” Farley said.

Police transported all four of them to Presbyterian Matthews, where the adults were physically and mentally evaluated.

“It didn’t appear that they had any problems short of that they didn’t have any clothes on,” Farley said.

Police, who would not identify the four, filled out a report for child neglect and contacted the Department of Social Services, he said.

It was unknown Sunday whether the children remained in the custody of DSS or whether additional charges would be filed.

Arriero: 704-804-2637; On Twitter: @earriero
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