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Grand Forks native, honored for violin and debate skills, arrested for baring breasts at Minn. pro soccer game

Minnesota United and the FC Dallas stand for the national anthem before the game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Brad Rempel / USA TODAY Sports

MINNEAPOLIS — A 23-year-old woman originally from Grand Forks was arrested for indecent exposure Saturday, Sept. 23, near the end of Minnesota United game at TCF Bank Stadium.

University of Minnesota police responded to a call at 9:05 p.m. and found 23-year-old Rose Marie Picklo wearing no shirt or bra.

Officers asked her to put on a shirt but she repeatedly refused and argued with police, according to a criminal complaint charging her with gross misdemeanor indecent exposure.

Police said Picklo held a beer in one hand and used her phone to record the interaction with officers.

When two female officers finally arrested her, Picklo reportedly pulled her arms away and refused to walk, so three officers carried her away.

Police later spoke with a woman who said her 7-year-old son noticed Picklo baring her breasts.

"The child's mother reported that her son pointed out the shirtless female standing in row 23 behind them, that her son was startled, and that she covered his eyes," the complaint states.

Picklo was booked into the Hennepin County Jail at 9:39 p.m. and released at 6:52 p.m. Monday after posting bail.

Picklo grew up in Grand Forks, where she attended Central High School. According to newspaper archives, Picklo participated in orchestra, garnering All State honors for violin, and won first place at the state’s Lincoln-Douglas Debate in 2012. Her LinkedIn profile also notes she held leadership roles in student council and the National Honor Society.

In 2016, she graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s of science in microbiology.

Forum News Service contributed to this article.