• Man dressed as tree arrested for blocking traffic

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    PORTLAND, MAINE - Portland police arrested 30-year-old Asher Woodworth after he walked back-and-forth slowly through downtown traffic dressed as a tree.

    When he refused to comply orders, police took him to jail on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing a public way.
     
    Police say Woodworth's motivation was to "see how people would react to his performance" and how it would "impact people's natural choreography."
     
    Woodworth was covered in dozens of evergreen branches, which police removed to locate his identification and make his face clear for a booking photo.
     
    A friend of the man says he was trying to study the city's traffic patterns.

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