Biker pulled over by NYPD for sexy outfit: ‘I thought he was joking’
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Cycling while sexy could be hazardous to city motorists – just ask Jasmijn Rijcken.
As Jasmijn Rijcken is the general manager of a Dutch bicycle company, who was New York to attend the New Amsterdam Bike Show. Jasmijn jumped on her Bicycle to experience biking in New York City on a sunny day first hand.
A Police officer of New York City told the leggy Dutch tourist that she was flashing too much skin while on two wheels. She couldn’t believe any of it and thought it was a prank at first.
Rijcken was told by the officer “He said it’s very disturbing, and it’s distracting the cars and it’s dangerous,” Jasmijn said, “I thought he was joking around but he got angry and asked me for ID.” and “I didn’t even think for one second that my outfit could be harmful or disturbing,” she said.
Jasmijnwas not given a ticket during the May 3 incident.
NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said: “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.