Now that we think about it, it probably is really hard to even try and control a naked 60-year-old woman on a rampage. Especially when she is running through a Chinese restaurant in Bay Ridge or running out into the street to spread eagle on the roof of a car. Police were eventually able to control the woman, but not before a crowd of nearly 300 onlookers gathered to watch her public meltdown.

The incident took place after 3 p.m. on Thursday in Bay Ridge on Third Avenue between 80th and 81st Streets. The woman in question, who police are declining to identify, was apparently a regular on the strip known for muttering to herself but had never been known to do anything like this. Apparently what set her off was seeing something that said "Free" (possibly "free delivery") in the window of Dragon China between 79th and 80th Streets. When the cashier there told her that everything wasn't free the woman started screaming, stripping her clothes off and throwing things around.

"This old lady was trashing the place," Noreen Monier, who owns a nearby store, told The Brooklyn paper. "I told her to stop and she threw a watermelon at me. She had superhuman strength. She said, 'I’ll stop when I’m good and ready.'" She really had at the place, too. Reportedly picking up phones, answering calls and throwing money around.

After doing more damage there (she even started a grease fire which required FDNY attention), the woman moved to the streets where hecklers egged her on. "At one point, she even laid down on the hood of a black convertible, whose driver didn’t know what to do." FInally, the police get her under control, but it took a lot of effort, as this report over on Animal makes clear:

“We couldn’t really make out what she was saying. Then she reached behind her back and unzipped her skirt, pulled down her underwear, kicked off her shoes, ripped off her top, unsnapped her bra and started parading around - still in the middle of the street! She then jumped onto the hood of a car that was trying to get through the intersection and spread eagle on it! Then she slid off and ran into the chinese food restaurant and trashed the place!
Near the end of the ordeal, just before the police, ambulance and fire department came, she opened the cash register, pulled out all of the cash, put it on top of the oven and started a fire! The guy that owns the hardware store a few doors down ran and got a fire extinguisher to put it out. No one could get close to her to grab the one inside because she was throwing glass bottles at everyone from the coolers in the Chinese restaurant dining room! She was pretty strong too because she even broke away from the three police officers trying to restrain her!”


At least nobody was hurt. It is unclear if the woman, who is clearly disturbed, has been charged with anything at this time.