A belligerent female soccer fan was hauled out of TCF Stadium topless by police and charged with exposing herself in front of a 7-year-old boy and others in the stands.
Rose M. Picklo, of Minneapolis, was charged Monday in Hennepin County District Court with indecent exposure in front of a child, a gross misdemeanor. Picklo, 23, was jailed Saturday night and released two days later.
In an interview, Picklo said, “I don’t remember a whole lot about what happened.” She also acknowledged being “little bit tipsy” and “on my third beer” at the time.
According to the criminal complaint and a police incident report filed that night:
Officers were alerted to Picklo exposing “her bare breasts in a section full of people” during the Minnesota United game on the University of Minnesota campus.
The 7-year-old pointed out to his mother the half-naked woman standing near them.
The boy’s mother, Tori Hintzman, said in an interview that she told her son, “Don’t look. Just watch the game. That’s what we’re here for.”
Hintzman added that it was very warm that night and a couple of men in that part of the stands also were bare-chested.
University police repeatedly ordered Picklo to put her shirt back on, threatening arrest, but she refused.
Instead, Picklo held a beer in one hand and a cellphone in the other and “was filming the incident.” Picklo told the Star Tribune on Tuesday that she was directing her camera toward the officers and not on herself.
Two officers arrested Picklo, who pulled her arms away. She was eventually handcuffed, prompting her to sit down in defiance. Officers picked up Picklo and carried her out of public view.