A man in Maine was arrested on Monday for blocking traffic.
Oops, forgot to mention he was DRESSED AS A TREE.
This tree blocked traffic on Congress Street. Witnesses say they thought it was an art project since so many people were taking pics! pic.twitter.com/POABLePqvf— Kattey Ortiz (@KatteyOrtizTV) October 24, 2016
Asher Woodworth was apparently studying downtown traffic patterns in Portland while in his leafy costume, the Associated Press reported.
Police said he wanted to see how his act would impact "people's natural choreography," according to WCSH6.
The 30-year-old has been charged with obstructing a public way.
A journalist at the scene said Woodworth was initially warned by police, but he was arrested after he blocked traffic again.
Police have arrested a man dressed as tree for blocking traffic on Congress Street...as God is my witness. pic.twitter.com/VUFQY6Vyv0— TVTEDDY (@TVTEDDY) October 24, 2016
He did not respond to any questions. A friend tells us he was studying the city's traffic patterns. pic.twitter.com/imJA5ygWky— TVTEDDY (@TVTEDDY) October 24, 2016
A story like this is almost destined for Internet fame, and it got plenty of pun-tastic reactions on Twitter:
What a sap. https://t.co/KDZHfmrrg7— Tim (@miratim) October 24, 2016
They arrested him because he wouldn't leaf. https://t.co/JKvvkCnyf8— Kyle Madson (@KyleAMadson) October 24, 2016
Have to commend the officers for arresting the man before he branched out into more serious crimes. https://t.co/XVmIKO1ckf— Ryan Talbot (@RyanTalbotBills) October 24, 2016
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