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THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
The Rockaway Times
Riis Park Beach Bizarre
You don’t see this every
day. On Monday, April 18
at 3:06 p.m., an emotional-
ly disturbed female drove a
2010 Toyota Corolla onto the
beach at Riis Park Bay 3, ac-
cording to the US Park Po-
lice. The woman drove the
car to the foot of the water.
Witnesses said that the wom-
an, who was topless when
she got out of the car, put her
clothes on before jumping
into the ocean. According to
USPP, the 33-year-old Brook-
lyn woman said, “That she
was going to spontaneously
combust and needed to get
into the water.”
FDNY EMS, NYPD and
USPP Officer Jones and Ser-
geant Beck were on scene.
Sgt. Beck was able to talk the
woman out of the water. She
walked out of the water and
into an ambulance on her
own. She was transported to
St. John’s Hospital for psychi-
atric evaluation, as she said,
“That she was on antidepres-
sants and was having an epi-
sode.” The woman’s family
was notified. The woman
had a Yorkshire terrier inside
the vehicle. The dog is being
cared for until the woman’s
mother can pick it up. Bull-
och’s towing service removed
the car from the beach. As
we went to press, the woman
was still under the care of St.
John’s Hospital.
(Photo and Story
by Katie McFadden)
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