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Times Square 'Desnudas' Arrested For Refusing To Give Back Cellphone: NYPD

By Maya Rajamani | August 11, 2017 2:22pm
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Police arrested four "desnudas" in Times Square after they refused to return the cell phone of a person they’d taken a photo with.
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TIMES SQUARE — Police arrested four "desnudas" in Times Square after they refused to return the cellphone of a person they’d taken a photo with, the NYPD said.

Gabriela Gonzalez, 22, Rosalba Delosangeles, 21, Myra Jaimes-Rodriguez, 35 and Yurley Eliana Jaimes-Rodriguez, 38, took a photo with a person near West 45th Street and Broadway around 2:45 p.m. on Thursday using the person’s phone, police said.

The NYPD couldn’t provide information about the person’s age or gender.

After snapping the photo, the performers — who pose painted and topless with passersby for tips — passed the person’s phone around and refused to give it back until the person handed over $20 in cash, police said.

All four were arrested and charged with two counts of grand larceny, two counts of aggressive solicitation and two counts of harassment, the NYPD said.

Yurley Eliana Jaimes-Rodriguez was also charged with resisting arrest, police said.

The performers hadn’t been arraigned yet as of midday Friday, and information on their attorney wasn’t immediately available.  

The New York Post first reported on the arrests.