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Woman On Crack Takes Off Clothes in Pharmacy, Police Say

The woman admitted to smoking crack prior to the incident, according to police.

Courtesy Abington Police
Courtesy Abington Police

Abington Police arrested a woman at the CVS in the 2600 block of Jenkintown Road after receiving a call about a woman wearing only her underwear by the pharmacy counter. 

Stacey Ann Dickson, 39, of Harrison Avenue, Glenside was arrested Oct. 29 shortly after noon. According to police, there was a pile of clothes on the ground toward the back of the store and the woman, later identified as Dickson, was "incoherent" and "screaming at the top of her lungs" while wearing only her underwear. 

Dickson was screaming that she was on fire and that "no one was going to touch her," police said. A CVS employee had attempted to put a sweatshirt on Dickson, in an effort to cover her up, but she kept removing the shirt. 

Dickson was breathing heavily and when police got her to exit the store, she removed the sweatshirt, exposing her breasts to many people in the CVS parking lot, as well as to people sitting in traffic on Jenkintown and Edge Hill roads, according to the complaint. She then began to scream that she was on fire again, and said she was dying. 

Dickson admitted that she had smoked crack cocaine just prior to the incident, police said. 

Dickson was charged with open lewdness, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. 

According to court documents, Dickson was arrested last month in Warminster on retail theft charges; and she was arrested on robbery charges in Lower Gwynedd in 1998. 

Tyler Elliott December 10, 2013 at 12:16 PM
Wait a minute.. the woman Admits to using crack prior to the incident and yet is not charged by police with drug use?? When did it become legal to use Hardcore drugs??
Jim H December 15, 2013 at 08:45 PM
You can't charge someone after they have used the drugs. That is why they are charged with public drunkenness. In public under the influence of drugs!
Levis Hot Dogs & Sandwiches January 16, 2014 at 06:10 AM
We had a similar incident at Levis Hot Dogs, but we covered her her up with ketchup

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