Sprinting Half-Naked Woman Shuts Down South Carolina Airport

A South Carolina airport was shut down Sunday after a half-naked woman sprinted onto the runway, local media reports. The Charlotte Observer reports Florence airport shut down for two hours and two American Airlines flights were canceled while law enforcement searched for the woman, who was wearing only underwear. The Florence County Sheriff’s Office reportedly said the “indecent-exposure incident” happened shortly after noon when “a partially clothed woman sprinted through the airport’s runway and into a nearby wooded area.” Flights were forced to circle the airport during the search—she was eventually found in a storm ditch by K-9 units. “We flew from Charlotte and had to circle around for an hour and a half. Just landed back in Charlotte with no available seats left for the remainder of the day,” a passenger told reporters. “Felony charges should be brought against this lady for disrupting so many passengers. Who’s call was it to shut down an entire airport?” Major Michael Nunn of the Florence County Sheriff’s Office said the woman is unlikely to be charged.