Mom with autism gets thrown out Oklahoma theme park by police, her shorts were “TOO SMALL”
A woman was forced to leave a theme park because security thought her shorts were “too small.”
- A mom with autism got body-shamed at an Oklahoma theme park for wearing shorts that were “too small.”
- A female officer accused Bailey Breedlove of criminal trespassing and gave her a 5-year ban only because of her clothing.
- The appalling incident happened on April 30, as Breedlove was enjoying some family time at Frontier City.
When Bailey Breedlove was about to visit the Oklahoma theme park Frontier City, operated by Six Flags, with her family, she thought she was going to have an amazing time. But it was all fun and games until a police officer demanded her to leave and threatened to arrest her for trespassing because her shorts were “too small.”
As UNILAD reports, the incident occurred on April 30. One of the park’s security officers first yelled at Breedlove’s daughter for rolling down a hill in her Heelys. Then, cops went at the mother for wearing inappropriately short shorts, even though the park’s rules do not mention anything about the length of visitors’ pants.
The mom says her visit to the Oklahoma theme park was “traumatizing.”
She explained that, although the place was quite expensive, she and her family were initially having fun. However, it all crashed down when officers started shouting at her daughter and confronted her for her shorts. A female officer then proceeded to “follow” Breedlove and continued shaming her for wearing shorts. The distressed woman shares:
“I committed no crime and proceeded to walk to my boyfriend as I am autistic and have a hard time talking to officers. She followed me yelling and calling for backup. Then your incompetent manager showed up and began body shaming me. I was told I needed to go buy new shorts which I am not obligated to purchase anything I don’t want to.”
In a bid to halt the unpleasant situation, Breedlove agreed to buy a pair of new, longer shorts.
But, apparently, the officer was not pleased with that too, so she threatened the woman to charge her with criminal trespassing.
“I was then pushed and escorted toward the entrance. Accepting this, we were about to leave and were blocked by your female officer from leaving and she pulled out her cuffs and demanded my ID.”
One of her family members then started recording the encounter and captured the moment as the female officer was body-shaming Breedlove and accused her of criminal trespassing. In addition, they banned the mom from visiting the spot in the next five years.
“At this point, we started recording so we do have video of the unlawful tactics. They wouldn’t provide us with badge numbers and I was terrified I was about to go to jail over a pair of shorts.
Your officers had my 11-year-old daughter crying hysterically thinking her mother was about to be arrested.”
hey @frontiercityokc @six.flags.official do you not sell and make these. woman can wear what they want!! #trending
The concerned mother added:
“Your policies are vague and confusing and the way you body shame and discriminate is unlawful. I paid a lot of money at your park for our family vacation and I believe I deserve a refund for the trauma caused to my family over a pair of shorts on a hot day.”
“I will not be letting this go.”
Breedlove is now on a mission to raise awareness of the way women are being treated for their choice of clothing. She has already contacted the Oklahoma police, who have claimed the female officer at the theme park is not one of their agents. They will continue to investigate the traumatizing case.
The mom concluded:
“[I] will not be returning to any of your parks if this is how you treat woman and law abiding citizens and visitors. You should be ashamed with yourselves.”