PD: Florida woman high on meth ran around naked in park because she believed giant spider was on her

Posted at 11:06 PM, Aug 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 06:24:47-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Florida woman was arrested on Sunday after police said she stripped naked and ran around at a public park because she believed a giant spider was on her, and she had to get away from it. 

St. Petersburg police arrested 40-year-old Danielle Teeples on Sunday at Bartlett Park around 2:15 p.m.

Police said Teeples was completely nude and that there were numerous people in the park at the time of the incident. 

Police said that traffic on 4th Street South was heavy at the time of the incident and that numerous vehicles were slowing and honking at Teeples as they saw her behavior. 

According to an arrest report, Teeples was "acting erratically and rubbing her hair and breasts while screaming and running between two trees."

St. Pete police said Teeples initially refused to get dressed after police contacted her. 

After police read her Miranda rights, investigators said Teeples admitted to recently using drugs such as crack cocaine, spice and crystal meth. She also said that she believed a giant spider was on her and she had to get away from it.

Teeples was arrested and charged with exposure of sexual organs.