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
Police in Portland, Maine, were called to remove a tree from the middle of the street on Monday. It turned out to be a man dressed as a tree.
Police identified the man as 30-year-old Asher Woodworth of Portland. He's been charged with obstructing a public way. Police say his motivation was to see how people would react to what he called his "performance" and how he might impact "people's natural choreography."
Woodworth had to be escorted from the intersection after he declined to move along as police requested. In other words, he refused to “leaf.” There are more puns about the incident that you can read at Buzzfeed.