Lincoln impersonator ticketed
A Lincoln impersonator who tried to recite the Gettysburg Address on the top steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Presidents' Day instead ended up with a $50 ticket, WUSA reports.
After years of having his friends tell him he looked so much like Lincoln, he should play the part, Phill Howell, a 6-foot-4, 26-year-old man with a thick beard decided to do just that. But when he began his recitation he was told by U.S. Park Police he couldn't give his speech at the top of the steps. He moved to a lower level and continued. His friend put out a hat to collect donations, which it turns out, is against the law without a permit. He and his friend were fined $50.
Read more about Phill Howell's Presidents' Day citation at WUSA.
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