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Who is Amanda Purifoy? Woman, 33, arrested after going on NAKED stroll with 2 children, also nude

Purifoy is now facing 10 charges including public indecency, neglect of a dependent, and resisting law enforcement
Amanda Purifoy was arrested on a series of charges (Elkhart County Sherrif's Office)
Amanda Purifoy was arrested on a series of charges (Elkhart County Sherrif's Office)

ELKHART, INDIANA: Amanda Purifoy, 33, went for a walk with both her children on the evening of Saturday, October 8, sparking outrage. The cause for concern? Purifoy was completely nude, as were her children when all three strolled around, reports reveal. 

While she was subsequently arrested for public indecency, the case has been viewed as a concerning one by state authorities, as per an article by the Daily Star. According to local news outlets, law enforcement officials who reported to the scene revealed that Purifoy had been accompanied by two children, both in a state of similar undress. She is now facing 10 charges after having assaulted her mother and stepfather earlier that day, as well as battering a police and health official inside a hospital.


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On Saturday evening, dispatch received numerous calls regarding an incident surrounding a woman walking on the streets naked, with two children, following which police officials arrived at the scene. They took Purifoy into custody and first took the 33-year-old mother to a hospital. An evaluation was conducted by the medical staff at the behest of the authorities. Following this, the mother-of-two is said to have assaulted a police officer and a nurse inside the hospital. She was subsequently moved to the Elkhart County Jail.

According to the police, the children with Purifoy were two and eight years old. Purifoy, meanwhile, is facing 10 charges, including both felony and misdemeanor charges. These include Level 5 felonies of battery resulting in bodily injury to a public safety official, and domestic battery resulting in bodily injury to a person less than 14 years of age. Other charges include battery by bodily waste, neglect of a dependent, resisting law enforcement, and public nudity.

Purifoy is said to have already appeared before the Elkhart Superior Court for several of these charges. As per sources, the Elkhart Police Department also received another report against Purifoy on the same day as the incident. According to this, the woman allegedly assaulted both her mother and stepfather earlier that day. 

The children, aged two and eight, have been placed under the charge of the Department of Child Services, where they will possibly remain for the foreseeable future.