Why woman was jailed for twerking on moving car in traffic

Photo: Nashville Police Department

A woman has been arrested for twerking. Myscellent Shelton-Cox, 23, decided to express her love for twerking by dancing on top of a Mustang car as it traveled in Nashville, Tennessee.

Several people captured Shelton-Cox’s impromptu performance on video and uploaded it to social media. The video eventually went viral.

According to WKRN, Shelton-Cox reportedly grew tired of waiting in traffic for 30 minutes as a train passed at an intersection. She allowed her friend to get behind the wheel and climbed on top of the car’s roof. As her friend drove slowly, Shelton-Cox twerked on top of the car.

Police discovered the video and issued a warrant for Shelton-Cox’s arrest. The warrant stated that she “was unrestrained and her actions were causing other motorists to divert their attention.” It also said that she “caused undo hazard to other motorists and could have fallen and been struck by other vehicles in the area or her own vehicle.”

Shelton-Cox was charged with disorderly conduct.



A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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