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Times Square desnudas allegedly ripped off autistic man of $100


A Times Square desnuda was handcuffed Friday on charges she and a colleague scammed $100 from a 30-year-old autistic Brooklyn man.

Queens resident Emelia LaPorta, 26, and a fellow painted lady accosted the man as walked through Times Square Sept. 12 on his way home from attending a program for people with autism.

The man asked if he could take a picture — but expressed worry about giving money to the scantily-clad women, said cops. Desnudas typically ply their trade topless.

Not a problem, LaPorta and the other desnuda allegedly replied, telling the man not to fret over the cash.

After they took some pictures with his phone, the two women demanded he pay them $50 each — a total of $100, said cops.

When the man said he didn’t have the cash on him, they took him to a Chase ATM, where he withdrew $100, police said.

Later, at his home in Brooklyn, the man’s mother — who monitors his spending — asked about the $100 ATM withdrawal.

When he explained what happened, and showed his mother the pictures, she contacted police.

LaPorta, an Italian national, was arrested Friday in front of 1516 Broadway, at the plaza on the west side of Times Square near W. 44th St., said police sources.

After she was processed at the Midtown South precinct on W. 35th St., LaPorta was led from the building in handcuffs. She was modestly dressed in a light gold chamois top, yoga pants and bedzzled sandals with socks.

She was awaiting arraignment Friday night in Manhattan Criminal Court.