Cops: Naked Missouri Couple Rode Stolen Lawn Mower In Broad Daylight
A couple is facing felony charges after they were spotted riding a stolen lawn mower in the nude at 8:30 AM on a Missouri road, records show.
According to a court filing, Tanya Hopper, 40, and Larry Webster, 55, were busted last Tuesday following the bizarre incident near the city of Joplin.
Responding to a 911 call about a naked man driving an orange lawn mower with a nude woman in his lap, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office deputies encountered Hopper and Webster in front of a friend's residence. The riding lawn mower was parked outside the home.
During questioning, Hopper and Webster admitted to the naked mower ride. The suspects claimed that they had been skinny dipping at nearby Turkey Creek when their clothes were stolen by a man who emerged from the adjacent woods.
Instead of walking home nude, the duo said they opted to drive away on a mower they claimed to have found in the woods.
Since Hopper and Webster did not own the lawn mower in question--a $5000 Kubota "zero-turn radius" model--they were collared for felony stealing. The owner of the lawn mower told cops that it was on his property, not abandoned in the woods.
Pictured above, Hopper and Webster were each released from custody on $500 bond.