A Colorado mom says she was forced to leave a theme park because her shorts were “too small”.
Bailey Breedlove said she had spent three hours at Frontier City, a Six Flags theme park in Oklahoma, with her family on April 30 when one of the park’s police officers shouted at her daughter for rolling down a hill on her Heelys skate shoes.
Then one of the female officers confronted Bailey and told the mom her denim shorts were too short before calling the park manager for back up.
The mom alleged that the manager “began body shaming” her and told her she needed to “buy new shorts,” in a Facebook post which tagged the park and addressed the incident.
She said after the officer yelled at her daughter she then grabbed her shoulder and confronted her about the length of her shorts.
“I committed no crime and proceeded to walk to my boyfriend as I am autistic and have a hard time talking to officers. She followed me yelling and calling for backup. Then your incompetent manager showed up and began body shaming me. I was told I needed to go buy new shorts which I am not obligated to purchase anything I don’t want to,” she wrote.
“Then I was threatened with criminal trespassing when I agreed to buy new shorts so my family could enjoy their vacation. I was then pushed and escorted toward the entrance. Accepting this, we were about to leave and were blocked by your female officer from leaving and she pulled out her cuffs and demanded my ID.
“I was terrified I was about to go to jail over a pair of shorts. Your officers had my 11-year-old daughter crying hysterically thinking her mother was about to be arrested.”
Bailey said she received a 5-year ban “but will not be returning to any of your parks if this is how you treat women and law-abiding citizens and visitors.”
Bailey said she will not let it go and at the very least is demanding a refund.
She said she has contacted her attorney and Oklahoma police who have since confirmed it wasn’t one of their officers.
I can’t believe any woman in 2021 should be treated this way; I have no idea why the officer and park manager took issue with this mom; it’s shocking and I hope a full investigation is carried out.
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