PORTLAND (CBS/AP) — 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.

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A friend of the man says he was trying to study the city’s traffic patterns.

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The man appeared to be dressed as a pine tree or other type of evergreen.

Portland police hasn’t provided additional details.

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