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Saturday, September 03, 2005                                                                                       View Comments

Mom arrested for preaching naked on the street

St. Petersburg, Florida - A mother was arrested Tuesday evening as she and her five children were walking stark naked down the street while carrying Bibles, police said.

"The suspect advised that God told her this morning that she should do this," police said.

Police said they received "multiple calls" and officers who responded to 29th Ave and 15th St North "found the suspect walking with her five children" ranging in age from 5 to 15. None was wearing clothing.

All were taken to police headquarters for questioning. The mother was charged with child abuse and exposure of sexual organs. Police said her children will likely be released to the custody of a relative.