496. Topless woman holds up DeLand traffic

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Locator map of topless woman in DeLand / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer graphic / A topless woman interrupting traffic at the intersection of South Orange and West Euclid avenues, as shown here at left in this snapshot locator map, was taken into custody in the bizarre incident back in April 2008.

DeLAND -- Motorists in the vicinity of a well-travelled certainly got an eyeful on a mid-April morning five years ago, when traffic flow was interrupted by a woman walking around topless, DeLand cops said.

Police received a number of calls about the 30-year-old woman's state of undress at the intersection South Orange and West Euclid avenues during the mid-morning hours of April 18, 2008. 

Police received a number of calls about the 30-year-old woman's state of undress at the intersection South Orange and West Euclid avenues during the mid-morning hours of April 18, 2008. 

Police reported finding the woman "foaming at the mouth" while talking to herself when they arrived. She told police she was instructed by God to direct traffic. She was subsequently taken to a local hospital for a mental evaluation.

The woman's name was not released nor was it clear why she was foaming at the mouth, even though she didn't appear to be physically ill, police said.

The story was originally posted on April 19, 2008, and comes in at No. 496 in Headline Surfer's countdown of the Top 500 stories of the 24/7 internet newspaper's 5th anniversary.

 
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Award-winning Headline Surfer Editor/Publisher Henry Frederick is counting down his ranking of the Top 500 Stories throughout Volusia County, as part of the fifth anniversary celebration of the 24/7 Internet newspaper launched April 7, 2008. 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.