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Whistling Man Is A Nuisance In Portland, Maine
Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 6:44 am
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Residents of Portland, Maine, said they found Robert Smith a little too obviously cheerful. Mr. Smith had a habit of whistling while standing outside of homes and businesses. A city ordinance lists whistling as disorderly behavior, with a fine of up to $500. But the Portland Press-Herald reports Smith reached a compromise with police. He agreed to whistle only while in motion, not standing in one place.
(SOUNDBITE OF WHISTLING)
INSKEEP: It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.