Florida Woman on Drugs Ran Naked in Park to Escape Spider: Cops

Danielle Teeples, 40, was arrested Sunday on a charge of exposure of sexual organs

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Pinellas County Sheriff

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  • Danielle Teeples, 40, was arrested Sunday on a charge of exposure of sexual organs
  • An arrest report said officers and a witness saw Teeples completely nude in the park while numerous people were around

A Florida woman who was high on drugs and thought she had a giant spider on her was arrested after she ran completely naked through a public park, authorities said.

Danielle Teeples, 40, was arrested Sunday on a charge of exposure of sexual organs after the incident at Bartlett Park in St. Petersburg, according to an arrest report.

The report said officers and a witness saw Teeples completely nude in the park while numerous people were around. She was acting erratically, rubbing herself and running between two trees, the report said.

Traffic was "heavy and numerous vehicles were slowing and honking at the defendant as they saw her behavior," the report said.

Teeples admitted to officers that she had used crack cocaine, spice and crystal meth recently, according to the report. She said she believed a giant spider was on her so she took her clothes off to get away from it, the report said.

Police booked Teeples into jail. Attorney information wasn't available.

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