Bikini clad woman arrested for sunbathing on wrong beach (video)By Mason White 3:38 PM April 7, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A bikini clad woman in Mexico, was arrested after she used a beach meant for tourists.
The video of her arrest went viral and has caused outrage with many residents.
26-year-old Laura Alicia Caldero was handcuffed and arrested at the beach after she was sunbathing at the spot reserved for tourists.
Cauldron said that she was sitting with three male friends under a palm tree on the Mamitas Beach in Playa del Carmen, when police forcibly removed her.
According to her friends, guards prevented residents from going to the sandy beach, located in the tourist area of Quintana Roo.
Her friend, Marc Paez Chacon, 27, said that the group did not go to the beach, but were sitting under the shade of a palm tree.
However, the guards suddenly appeared and demanded money from the group for using the palm tree. Chacon said that at first, they thought it was a joke, but when they refused to pay, police showed up.
Police confirmed the arrest of the woman, who was with the three male friends.
Police said that the three men decided to pay the fine of 1,600 pesos (about $105), but Caldero refused to hand over money so she was arrested.