The drama at Six Flags Oklahoma City has taken another twist after the park has responded to allegations it removed a guest over her shorts. Bailey Breedlove claimed that she was asked to leave the park because her shorts were “too short” after her encounter with cops at the park went viral.
Bailey explained in a Facebook post that an officer at Frontier City, which is part of Six Flags, confronted her on April 30 after her daughter rode down a hill at the park while wearing wheeled shoes.
“Then she proceeded to follow me and grabbed my shoulder to turn me around and proceeded to tell me my shorts were ‘too short,'” she wrote. “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.”
Here’s what the park said in a statement:
“The guest was initially stopped because her shorts exposed a significant portion of her buttocks. She was given multiple opportunities to change or cover-up, but refused. Instead, she responded with profanity and offensive conduct, including further exposing her buttocks.”
Bailey said she was told by park officials that she would need to buy shorts to remain in the park. She added that when she agreed to buy the new shorts, she was “threatened with criminal trespassing” and escorted to the entrance of the park. Bailey added that when she and her family were about to leave, she was blocked by an officer who pulled out her handcuffs and demanded identification.
“When we asked for probable cause their answer was ‘because they are the police,'” she said. “At this point we started recording so we do have video of the unlawful tactics. They wouldn’t provide us with badge numbers and I was terrified I was about to go to jail over a pair of shorts.”
Video of the incident appears to show an officer of the park, not an officer, asking for identification.
“I am asking for your information so that I can issue a criminal trespass,” the person said.
“The guest was removed from the park after she refused to stop her unruly and offensive behavior, targeted at the police and other park guests,” the park said. “The video clip this guest has posted on the internet does not fully portray her behavior during this incident.”
The Oklahoma City Police Department and the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department said that the woman in the video whose shirt said “police” was not one of their officers. It is possible that the woman worked for a neighboring police department.
However, after the story went viral, Six Flags is singing an entirely different tune. In its latest statement, put out on Twitter, the park makes no mention of Breedlove’s shorts at all.
The company said, “A guest was escorted from Frontier City because of her behavior towards the police, our team members, and other park guests. Six Flags does not body shame and did not remove this guest because of the length of her shorts.”
Watch the video below for more details: