Connolly Arrest

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.