"Her exact words to me, when I asked her about the attention, were, 'I just wish people would mind their own business,'" said Captain Doug Watson, who spoke with the woman late Tuesday evening.
Her story went viral after she decided to walk from
"She lived in
So many people are interested in her story that the Winchester Police Department’s website crashed after they posted a message asking the public to back off.
During her journey, the woman attracted attention in
That's when she was brought to the Wells Fargo bank off
"We were having a bit of an issue on
Police stepped in, and took the "Woman in Black" to an undisclosed, safe location.
"Obviously she doesn't have access to social media or anything, nor does she have any desire to,” said Watson. “So she doesn't understand why she's getting the attention she's getting."
The Frederick County Sheriff's Office said, while she was being escorted, the "Woman in Black" was very polite. She mentioned that she likes
Police said she was also very polite to their officers.
"There’s no reason for anybody to have any fear of her, or of the situation,” said Watson. “She may not see things the same way that you and I do, but other than that, she's just a very nice lady who wants to be left alone."
Police want to remind the public that the woman is not looking for charity and to please respect her privacy.