Thursday, May 26, 2005

Masks and Hoods Illegal in W. Virginia

A 42 year old man was arrested on Tuesday for wearing a Grinch mask while walking along a street in Wheeling, W. Virginia. Officers saw and stopped Norman Eugene Gray just before 9am and ordered him to remove the mask and not put it back on. Mr. Gray said wearing a mask isn't illegal and put it back on. He was arrested and the mask was confiscated. Wearing a mask or hood in public by individuals over the age of 16 is a misdemeanors under W. Virginia state law and is punishable by a fine of up to $500 or up to a year in jail, or both.


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