Attorney dressed as Osama arrested in Maine
Portland, Maine -- Attorney Tom Connolly was arrested by South Portland police this morning, after motorists reported a man with a gun near Interstate 295. It turns out the gun was part of a Halloween costume, but it looked real enough to passersby and police.
Connolly was dressed in an Osama Bin Laden costume and holding a fake gun and a sign that said "I love TABOR".
Officers drew their weapons on Connolly, who was taken into custody a few minutes later.
It will be up to the District Attorney's office to decide what charges to file, but police say one possibility is a charge of terrorizing.
Connolly is a well-known attorney. He ran an unsuccessful campaign for governor in 1998. In 2000, Connolly tipped the media off to a 1970's DUI arrest by presidential candidate George W. Bush.
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