Bailey Breedlove claims that she was body-shamed and harassed by a theme park police officer over VERY short denim shorts, which were deemed to be “too short” by the Six Flags park authorities.
In a Facebook post explaining the incident, Breedlove said that she and her family were visiting the park late last month. “We were having fun, enjoying rides, and spending money on what we thought was going to be a great vacation spot,” she wrote. Things soon took a turn for the worse after a park officer reportedly started reprimanding Breedlove over her short shorts.
She wrote, “I proceeded to walk to my boyfriend as I am autistic and have a hard time talking to officers.” Meanwhile, the officer “followed” her while “yelling and calling for backup.”
Breedlove states that the officer’s manager also “began body-shaming her.”
“I was told I needed to go buy new shorts,” said Breedlove. She resisted the notion that she had to buy a new pair of shorts, she said she “was threatened with criminal trespassing.” Breedlove added that she “was then pushed and escorted toward the entrance.”
Breedlove and her family were reportedly blocked from exiting the theme park by an officer who “pulled out her cuffs and demanded Breedlove’s ID.”
“When we asked for probable cause their answer was ‘because they are the police.’ At this point we started recording, so we do have video of the unlawful tactics.” She said that the officer wouldn’t provide their badge number when asked.
The video was posted on TikTok, where it has since been viewed over 2 million times. The clip shows Breedlove sitting while a park police officer demands to see identification.
“Why?” asks Breedlove, who insists that she and her family were just trying to leave the park. She makes a gesture toward the officer signaling the handcuffs at the same time saying she didn’t want to provide her driver’s license because they intended on arresting her. The park officer says “if you don’t give me your ID I am”
To Breedlove’s left is her daughter, who seems visibly distressed and appears to sob into her hands.
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Here is the original Facebook post.