Aug 04, 2020
Acrobat Sam Panda busted after Karen reports her for wearing thong on Myrtle Beach
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Her string of bad luck continues – no ifs or butts about it.
Sam Panda, an acrobat who went viral a few years ago when she broke her neck during a performance in Bali when her rig malfunctioned, made waves this time when she wore a thong on a South Carolina beach where it is illegal.
The well-known aerialist, who is originally from Pittsburgh, complained that “some Karen” called the cops on her because she wore the skimpy bikini in Myrtle Beach.
Police said they were initially called for a report of two women who were wearing thongs and a see-through top — and were “dancing and soliciting videos on the beach,” WTNH reported.
The cops spoke with the women to advise them of the ordinance.
“One of the women attempted to walk away from officers and was detained,” police said, according to the outlet.
After being shown the ordinance, Panda complied and was allowed to leave the beach without further incident.
But she vented on Facebook about the incident.
“If you are a woman, and you decide to call the police on other women for their bodies ON A BEACH, IN FRONT OF YOUR TEENAGE DAUGHTER…,” she wrote.
Both Horry County and Myrtle Beach governments ban the use of thongs under an ordinance about indecent exposure, WTNH reported. Offenders are typically given a warning for the first offense.
“You have allowed a 105 pound woman to get rushed, aggressively grabbed, manhandled, and cuffed. You allowed two women to be slut shamed publicly on a beach for their bathing suits,” Panda wrote.Well-known acrobat and aerial performer Sam Panda was asked to leave the beach for violating the "thong ordinance."
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“And worst of all, you showed your daughter that her body is something she should be ashamed of and could be detained for. You showed her that a man can harm a woman over the way her body is viewed by other people. You have objectified a female body that does not belong to you and have showed your daughter that those actions are acceptable,” she added.
“You should be absolutely ashamed of yourself.”
In a later post, she said the “Karen decided that my body was offensive to her and showed her child that her body could one day lead to her arrest.
“Her body could be the reason a grown ass man violates her. Her body is wrong,” she wrote.Filed under beaches , bikinis , myrtle beach , south carolina , 8/4/20
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BART ridership is highest since start of pandemic, with 91% of passengers wearing masks, report says
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- BART reports there are more people back on the trains riding than at any time during the pandemic. This comes as San Francisco and parts of the Bay Area are moving through partial reopening plans.
More than 55,000 people rode on Friday. That's the the highest total riders since March.
On the other hand, that's far fewer than during this time pre-pandemic. It's usually around 425,000 riders in October.
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BART said that they keep a close eye on these ridership numbers so they know how many trains to run, so that people can remain socially distanced.
An ongoing survey shows 91% of passengers are wearing their required face masks.
"It's good, but it's not 100%. We will continue to work toward 100% compliance," SF BART tweeted.
BART is beginning to use platform signs and audio PSAs that will now frequently remind riders to properly wear a mask. Every station agent can provide free masks upon request.
Our survey takers have been measuring mask compliance on trains as they ride trains to ask riders on their feedback.
Survey takers reported a 91% mask compliance rate on BART trains theyve measured.
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