A woman was arrested after she masturbated in public outside a hotel in Austin, Texas. According to reports, Dovie Nickels, 26, was half-naked when police arrived at the JW Marriott hotel Tuesday evening and handcuffed her.

According to a report in the Austin American-Statesman, police responded to a complaint about a woman across the street "holding a silver object" against her privates "with her legs straight up in the air, spread open." A hotel employee said that he “could hear Nickels making moaning noises,” according to the affidavit. The employee said she was masturbating on the patio “for approximately 7 or 8 minutes” before heading to the Second Bar across the street.

The employee said he had approached the woman to tell her to stop, but she allegedly shouted at him to go back.

When police arrived, they found the woman sitting alone at a Second Bar + Kitchen patio table along the 200 block of Congress Avenue. Nickels reportedly continued to masturbate even after she was handcuffed and put in the back of police car.

Nickels was taken to Travis County Jail Wednesday and her bail was set at $3,000.

In another indecent exposure case, a woman was accused of exposing herself at a Pensacola Waffle House in Florida, dancing naked in the parking lot. She also threatened to shoot a restaurant employee in the face. Freedom Ryder Zobrist was arrested last week and charged with two counts of indecent exposure, one count of simple assault with intent to do violence, one count of battery and one count of disturbing peace.

Police had arrived at the scene after receiving a call that a woman caused a scene at the Waffle House on Pensacola Boulevard. Her arrest reports stated that she was trespassing and "causing problems." After a argument in the eatery, Zobrist walked to the middle of the parking lot, pulled down her pants to expose her genitals and started dancing, according to the report.

police car A woman was arrested for masturbating in public, and continued to do it even in the police car. This is a representational image showing a police patrol car in Texas, Jan. 26, 2002. Photo: Getty Images/James Nielsen