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Man Dressed as Tree Arrested for Blocking Traffic in Maine

A friend of the man says he was trying to study Portland's traffic patterns

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    A man in Maine was arrested for dressing in dozens of branches to block traffic on Monday afternoon. Portland police arrested the man after he walked back-and-forth slowly through downtown traffic dressed as a tree. Police took him to jail on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing a public way. Police say the man's motivation was to "see how people would react to his performance" and how it would "impact people's natural choreography." (Published Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016)

    Police say they've arrested a man dressed as a tree for blocking traffic in Maine.

    They say the man didn't respond to officers when they warned him against obstructing traffic in a busy intersection in downtown Portland.

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    NBC affiliate WCSH-TV posted video of the man being arrested after he blocked traffic again.

    A friend of the man, identified by authorities as 30-year-old Asher Woodworth, says he was trying to study the city's traffic patterns.

    Woodworth, who was charged with obstructing a public way, appeared to be dressed as a pine tree or other type of evergreen.

    Portland police hasn't provided additional details.

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