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Los Angeles Man Accused of Dancing Too Aggressively, Charged with Disrupting Iowa City's Gay Pride Parade

The man allegedly danced a little too enthusiastically and ranted on stage, disrupting the proceedings.

IOWA CITY, IA - A Los Angeles man was arrested Saturday and charged with interference with official acts and disorderly conduct: making loud and raucous noise, both misdemeanors, after he allegedly disrupted the on Saturday.

According to an Iowa City police criminal complaint, Michael Steven Oren, 52, of Los Angeles, was arrested after he continued his disruptive behavior following a police warning.

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Police were called to the site of the festivities at at 1:46 p.m. Saturday for the report of a man, Oren, yelling obscenities and disturbing the parade. Police warned Oren about this incident, according to the complaint. Later, when Oren jumped up onto the stage, interrupting musicians and yelling, he was arrested.

Iowa City police Lt. Bill Campbell said that Oren was actually in the parade, and was complaining loudly about the policies of President Obama.

"I don't think his issue was with the parade at all," Campbell said. "He wasn't happy with some of the things that are going on in the election."

Campbell said Oren told police that he is running for president. Oren was also accused of dancing too aggressively with some of the female participants.

According to the complaint, Oren was charged with interference with official acts following his arrest he tensed up and resisted being put into the squad car, all while yelling loudly.

 

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Blazia Lydia June 20, 2012 at 10:59 PM
He prolly had a bad lunch.
w r okel June 20, 2012 at 11:38 PM
You better hope that you never find out what a brown shirt jack boot thug really is....They kill homosexuals....You use the term too loosely...
1BrianWorkman1 June 21, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Business as usual in L.A. CA .!?!?
lita June 21, 2012 at 01:41 AM
For crying out loud. There is no such word as "prolly." The word is probably. I find it frightening the speed at which our language skills--written and spoken--are deteriorating in this country. Why don't you use a word processing program and then paste in into the comment area? Embarrassing....
Jennifever Miller June 21, 2012 at 05:48 PM
He jumped onto one of the floats and then tried to give a performer an unsolicited massage during their performance.

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