Louisiana woman posts viral TikTok video after being quoted for wearing shorts and crop top

This story has been updated to include a statement from Casey LaKaz-Lahni.

A TikTok video of a Winnfield, Los Angeles woman went viral after she took to the app to complain about an obscene quote she received at a festival on Saturday, June 11.

Casey LaKaz-Lachni, known on the app by her username @kazzi112, reported an incident in which she received more than 2.6 million. LaKaz-Lahni captioned the video “make it clear” before showing viewers the outfit in question.

LaKaz-Lachni is shown wearing a black off-the-shoulder T-shirt cropped just above the navel, paired with cut-off denim shorts and a studded belt.

In the video, LaKaz-Lachni states: “All my details are closed. Are you joking? At a family event where alcohol is literally given away for free, three policewomen came up to me and gave me a ticket.”

Casey LaKaz-Lachni posted a video on TikTok describing the incident in Winnfield, Louisiana, where she received a public indecency charge on Saturday, June 11.

On Wednesday, June 15, the Winnfield Police Department posted a message on Facebook stating:

“Recent posts on social media have negatively impacted the work of our police officers during this fun family holiday. The unnamed citizen was sued for a city ordinance and has since moved to a popular social media site lashing out at cops. However, 3 female officers responded to various complaints about the man’s clothing, and a ruling was issued against the person involved in the case in accordance with the city’s ordinance.

The said city ordinance states:

“It is unlawful for any person to wear trousers, trousers, shorts, skirts, dresses or shorts in any public place or places open to the public that either intentionally expose underwear or intentionally expose any part of the pubic hair, cleft buttocks, or genitalia” .

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Fines range from $25 for a first offense to a maximum of $300, and a person can be ordered to do up to 40 hours of community service, according to the Winnfield Police Department.

“We, as public servants, will not go to war on social media with anyone or any organization as this is unacceptable and discredits this department,” a spokesman for the department said in a Facebook post. “We also cannot comment on the details of any case under investigation or pending trial.”

After the viral video of LaKaz-Lakhni posted two updates on TikTok explaining in more detail what had happened and stated that she was seeking legal representation.

“I moved here in October and don’t know the officer who contacted me,” LaKaz-Lakhni said. “I really felt like a target. I was not informed of the complaints at the time of quoting, so it’s not clear if this was really caused by the community or if it was just officers acting alone. I’m guessing for the second time what I’m wearing in public right now.”

To see original videos and updates, visit the LaCaze-Lachney website. TikTok page and to see the full statement from the Winnfield Police Department, visit it facebook page.

Meredith G. White is an arts and culture reporter for the Shreveport Times. You can find her on facebook like Meredith G. White, on Instagram as well as Twitter like @meredithgwhite and email her at mgwhite@gannett.com.

This article originally appeared in the Shreveport Times: Louisiana woman’s TikTok goes viral after obscene exposure accusation

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