Photo: NYC Cop Stops Woman for "Cycling While Sexy"

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Police will apparently pull people over for anything nowadays. One woman claims she was stopped for showing too much skin while riding a bicycle in New York City. But police officials seem skeptical of her story.

Jasmijn Rijcken, a woman the New York Daily News describes as a "leggy Dutch tourist" said she was in New York in May for a bike show when she took to two wheels herself to check out the city.

But the 31-year-old general manager of a bicycle company she said she was pulled over because of her short skirt.

"He said it's very disturbing, and it's distracting the cars and it's dangerous," Rijcken told the newspaper. "I thought he was joking around but he got angry and asked me for ID."

She added, "I didn't even think for one second that my outfit could be harmful or disturbing."

The cop did not give Rijcken a ticket. She did not get his name, either.

Rijcken said she took steps to make sure this would not happen again.

"I was on my way back to the hotel when it happened and I changed into pants," she said. "I didn't want to get into trouble again."

However, police don't seem to be taking Rijcken at her word.

"Whether this story bears even a modest semblance of what actually occurred is impossible to establish without being provided the purported officer's name and getting his side of the story," NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne told the News.