Mostly Naked Woman With Webbed Feet And No Memory Claiming To Be A Mermaid Baffles Police
Finding a mostly naked woman claiming to be a mermaid with no other memories is certainly not your typical case for the police.
But that’s exactly what the Fresno police department was faced with when a mostly naked woman was found wandering the streets this week.
Reports the Fresno Bee…
The woman was walking in the middle of the street near the intersection of Millerton Road and Brighton Crest Drive, a half-mile southeast of Table Mountain Casino, around 3:15 a.m. Police added she was wearing only a black sports bra and had wet hair when they found her. She claimed to have been in the water.
The woman said her name was Joanna but mainly answered “I don’t know” to questions from police, and told them she thought she was a mermaid.
Officials say she could be between 16 and 30 years old and either white and or Hispanic. She has brown hair and eyes, is 5-foot-4, weighs 150 pounds and has webbed toes on both feet.
Hmmm, she claims to be a mermaid and has webbed toes? Could she possibly be…? Nah…
“She was wet, she said she had been in the lake, said she needed help and needed to be taken to the hospital,” said Fresno Police Lt. Mark Hudson. “We did go through records after fingerprinting her and we still did not come up with her identity.”
Karon Renwick, a resident near where the woman was found told YourCentralValley.com, “There are some strange things that happen up here. We’re in the mountains.”