CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- By most accounts, it was a normal Saturday afternoon stroll with the family.
A woman in her 20s walking with her 40-something-year-old mother and her toddler while carrying her newborn baby in her arms. Everyone was smiling and enjoying the spring weather.
The only thing missing? Their clothes.
Two women and two children walking naked in the 6000 block of Providence Road caused traffic delays on Saturday afternoon, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police said.
“Like freshly-born baby naked,” Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Capt. Rod Farley said. “This was Adam and Eve stuff, not even a loincloth.”
The sight “blew my mind,” said resident Jill Mead, who was driving on Providence Road at the time.
When police stopped to question the women, they said “the Lord told them to get naked and walk down the street,” Farley said.
Police transported all four of them to Presbyterian Matthews, where they were physically and mentally evaluated.
“It didn’t appear that they had any problems short of that they didn’t have any clothes on,” Farley said.
Police filled out a report for child neglect and contacted the Department of Social Services, he added.
It was unclear whether the children remained in the custody of DSS or whether additional charges will be filed today.