Who is Kelly Elkins? Florida lawyer strips NAKED at a bar for being refused service
Kelly Elkins, 49, was booked into the Pinellas County jail on a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA: A lawyer from Florida was arrested after she allegedly stripped naked at a bar after being refused service for being too intoxicated. On Friday, February 18, 49-year-old Kelly Elkins was booked into the Pinellas County jail on a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. However, authorities released her just hours later on her own recognizance. This was reportedly the second time she was jailed that week.
An arrest affidavit claimed that Elkins showed up at the Lounge Bar in St Petersburg just after 2.15 am. However, the bar manager refused to serve her, claiming she was already too drunk. "Defendant walked into the restroom and then came back out into the bar unclothed and completely naked," The Smoking Gun quoted the complaint as saying. When the manager asked her to put her clothes on and leave the bar, she refused. The manager then called the sheriff's office.
She "had to be told several times to get dressed, at which time she only put a zip up hoodie on and did not zip the shirt up," the deputy wrote in the complaint. Elkins allegedly also said that she was "too tired" to put her pants back on. She refused to answer any questions on why she stripped at the bar.
Who is Kelly Elkins?
According to Elkins' LinkedIn profile, she is a FL Licensed Attorney at KEE Legal Group, P.A. and lives in St Petersburg, Florida. She pursued her BA in International Relations at Drake University from 1990 to 1995. She attended University of Illinois Chicago School of Law from 1997 to 2000. She has also operated a private practice for the past six years.
Ennis is a Licensed Real Estate Agent at present, at Downtown Expert Realty. Previously, she was a Licensed Real Estate Agent at eXp Realty, She has previously also served as an Adjunct Professor at Kaplan University for seven years, and was an Assistant Vice President - Senior Counsel at American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc.
This was not the first time Elkins was put behind bars. Just two days before the incident at the bar, the lawyer was arrested on a charge of obtaining food or lodging with intent to defraud. A complaint obtained by DailyMail stated that Elkins had lunch and other alcoholic beverages valued at just over $38 at Nori Thai restaurant in St Petersburg. Elkins said that she did not have money upon being given the bill, and said she could give away her purse as payment. She was subsequently taken to the county jail and was released the next morning on her own recognizance.
Back in 2019, Elkins was picked up on a charge of driving under the influence. However, it was later downgraded to reckless driving. She had been found intoxicated inside her BMW with the engine still running.