Naked Woman Causes Red Line Delays

By Quinn Ford on November 16, 2013 6:26pm 

 A 31-year-old naked woman was arrested at the Granville "L" station Saturday afternoon. (File photo)
A 31-year-old naked woman was arrested at the Granville "L" station Saturday afternoon. (File photo)
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EDGEWATER — A naked woman was arrested by police Saturday afternoon outside a North Side Red Line station after causing a disturbance on a CTA train, officials said.

Police were called to the 1000 block of West Granville Avenue about 12:45 p.m. Saturday after they received reports of a woman who was "not fully clothed" yelling at people on the train, said Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti, a police  spokeswoman.

A 31-year-old woman was taken into custody by police at the Granville "L" Station, and no one was injured in the incident. Red Line trains were delayed as the woman was taken into custody, and were running normally by 1:15 p.m.

The woman suffered from a mental illness and was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ursitti said.

Riders on the train captured photos of the woman, who was fully naked, on the train and as she was arrested.

Witnesses said the woman was slapping and verbally abusing riders after jumping over the turnstile.

Another rider told ChicagoNow's CTA Tattler blog the woman proclaimed to be the "goddess of the train."

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