East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday arrested a Hammond woman they found jumping up and down naked on top of her car while screaming obscenities in the parking lot of a children’s clothing store shortly after 2:30 p.m.
Witnesses told deputies that Elizabeth Ferger, 52, of 300 S. Orange St., Hammond, walked into Oh Baby, a children’s clothing boutique on Jefferson Highway, wearing nothing but a blanket tied around her, according to an East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office report.
Ferger shouted, “Save the world, stop the f***ing human trafficking. I’m here to put an end to the bull**** today,” the store’s owner told deputies, and began trashing the shop and damaging merchandise, according to the report.
When the store owner tried to confront Ferger and stop further damage, Ferger shoved her away, the report says, then went outside and continued to throw objects at the shop — including a metal table that shattered a window.
Ferger climbed on her car in the parking lot and started “jumping up and down and cussing at customers” until a group of about 10 bystanders managed to subdue her and wrap the blanket around her, the report says.
The store’s owner estimated Ferger caused about $8,000 to $10,000 worth of damage during the incident, the report says.
Deputies booked her into Parish Prison on counts of obscenity, aggravated criminal damage to property, disturbing the peace with offensive words and simple battery.
Her bail had not been set as of Thursday morning.