September 1, 2015
DETROIT (AP) - Police in Detroit have ruffled some feathers
after they cracked down on an organized pillow fight at a downtown
The Detroit News reports that police at Campus Martius Park
prevented the feathery fight Saturday by disarming pillow-toting
participants. The bout was part of a worldwide event organized on
social networking Web sites.
Michael Davis of Hamtramck says police confiscated the
32-year-old man's pillows but returned their cases. He says he was
told that he needed a permit.
Scott Harris of Ferndale told the News that it's "not illegal
to own a pillow."
Detroit police spokesman James Tate says cleanup was the issue.