City officials in Tavares, Florida are claiming that their legal woes in the false arrest lawsuit filed by a Peruvian woman are the direct result of the City's overly strict ban on swimsuit attire due to an effort to distance themselves from Brazilian super model, Fernanda Tavares, who wears entirely too little clothing.
The City of Tavares is being sued by a Peruvian woman who was arrested after the white t-shirt she was wearing at the municipal splash park became soaked in the front, revealing the woman's bra underneath. Even though the woman left the park when asked, with a towel draped around her, and agreed to come back wearing appropriate swimwear consisting of knee-length shorts and a long-sleeved hooded jacket, she was approached in the parking lot of the park by police, who arrested her for suspicion of obstructing justice and resisting arrest.
City councilwoman, Cynthia Older-Thandirt claims that the City of Tavares has had a rash of indecent exposure claims filed lately due mainly to the popularity of the super model from Brazil, Fernanda Tavares, whom younger residents fashion themselves after. Older-Thandirt claims that Ms. Tavares' penchant for modeling lingerie and string bikinis would not be a problem for Tavares, Florida if it weren't for the fact that the city and the model share the same name of Tavares.
"Just go online and Google 'Tavares' images and all you see are rows upon rows of a half-naked Fernanda Tavares," claims Ms. Older-Thandirt. "We simply cannot have this sort of thing get out of hand. While we are sorry that the young Peruvian mother had to be made an example of, we feel confident that we will ultimately prevail in our defense of the lawsuit."
Ms. Older-Thandirt added "Look, this is Florida. Most of the residents in Tavares are over the age of 65. Do you really want us to adopt a splash park policy that allows string bikinis and wet t-shirts? I think not."