Birmingham, AL – A woman dressed as a pregnant zombie was arrested by area police for drunk driving, according to the New York Daily News.
Authorities were summoned to the scene after someone reported a shooting. The suspect was spotted slumped over the steering wheel of her car by drivers, prompting a concerned citizen to phone the police. Responding officers were preparing themselves for the worst.
The Birmingham News reports that drivers thought the bloody woman was the victim of some sort of savage attack. Fortunately for everyone, the corpse turned out to be someone who had a little too much to drink that evening. Instead of being shot, she had simply passed out inside her vehicle.
“We’re unsure the amount of time she was at the intersection, but we do know that it was not a very long period of time, due to the location. It’s a busy intersection and it would be easy to cause a delay in traffic,” Sargent Johnny Williams explained to NBC News.
“I can say that we are uncertain what her costume represented, but it did entail face paint and a large amount of fake blood,” Williams added. “She believed that officers pulled her over, but they had to wake her as she sat at a traffic signal. The car was still running (in gear) when officers managed to wake her.”
“You can see why someone thought she had been shot,” another officer remarked, adding that the woman’s pregnancy was just part of the costume.
After waking the woman from her slumber, she was handcuffed and taken into custody. Although most people would be understandably upset after being arrested, the suspect didn’t seem overly concerned with the situation.
“It’s all good,” she explained.
The name of the woman arrested for DUI while dressed as a pregnant zombie has not been released to the public.