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Cops Root Out Maine Roadblock: Man Dressed as Tree

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

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    (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.

    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.

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    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.