Boulder artist Michael Garb (aka "Gravity Glue") says Boulder police have threatened to fine and jail him for stacking river rocks, which he has been doing for years.
From his Facebook page:
"For the past 7 years i have been creating this art in and around Boulder, Colorado, USA. nearly every day!" he wrote. "[J]ust this weekend, one police officer has decided that balancing rocks in Boulder, Colorado is now illegal, obscurely referencing two city codes [5-4-8 and 5-4-2] about 'destruction of public property' in relation to rocks."
"So now the police have belligerently taken it upon themselves to write tickets and/or arrest ANYONE balancing rocks in Boulder, CO. and specifically threatened to ticket me and/or arrest me if they catch me in the future," the artist lamented. "[I] encourage as many people as possible (especially locals) to contact the city council here in Boulder and voice your support for this long standing tradition in Boulder. [I]t is something that an overwhelming portion of the community supports."
However, in an update to his post, Garb shared good news for rock stackers and admirers of stacked rocks:
holy shit! maybe the support was more than i anticipated!! just got a call from the city attorney personally here in Boulder telling me that he has ordered the police to NOT cite rock balancing under the city codes i mentioned below!!!