Lake County Sheriff
Janet Lovett
updated 8/5/2010 7:00:45 PM ET 2010-08-05T23:00:45

A Florida woman is suing the city of Tavares after being arrested outside a water park back in April.

Janet Lovett told Orlando's WFTV News-9 she was asked to leave the park because of a wet T-shirt that exposed her padded bra. Outside the gate, she said she was approached by police.

Lovett and her attorney intend to sue for violation of civil rights, false arrest and malicious prosecution, WFTV reported.

Howard Marks, Lovett's lawyer, said no crime was committed, telling WFTV that if she wore a bra, there was no indecent exposure.

Lovett said she accompanied her husband and seven-year-old son to the water park. Outside the gates, she said a police officer asked for her identification. Tavares police claim Lovett didn't give her name fast enough, WFTV reported. She was picked up on charges of obstruction of justice and resisting arrest without violence.

Lovett said she was frightened and unsure why she was being arrested.

The city's police chief said his officers followed department policy. Charges against Lovett have been dropped, though she spent five hours in jail and paid $1,500 in fines, WFTV said.

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