Court says man can whistle, but can’t stand still

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PORTLAND, ME – A Portland man has been ordered to keep it moving while he whistles.

Robert Smith likes to whistle as he walks around downtown, but it’s the volume of his melodies that is causing a problem. Business owners complained to police that Smith’s whistling was so loud, it was scaring away customers.

A court agreed his behavior was classified as disorderly conduct, but under a plea agreement allowed Smith to continue his jolly jaunts, as long as he doesn’t whistle while standing still.

Smith said he’s ok with that saying,  “That’s my ultimate goal I think I just show the world that you can be happy doing the simplest thing every day like whistling.”