Man Dressed as Tree Arrested for Stopping Traffic

Publish Date
Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 2:57PM
Photo / Twitter / @TVteddy

Photo / Twitter / @TVteddy

A man has been arrested for dressing as a tree and standing in the middle of the road in Portland, Maine.

Local police initially thought the spectacle was an art project, as so many people were stopping to take pictures.

When the foliage was removed from his head, the culprit was revealed to be 30-year-old Asher Woodworth.

He told police he wanted to see how dressing up as a tree and standing in the middle of the road would "affect peoples natural choreography".

 

According to local media, the man was charged with obstructing a public way but is out on bail after paying US$60.

It is still unclear exactly why Mr Woodworth decided to dress as a tree, out of anything.