Man charged with assault for hugging

September 30, 2008 6:02:35 AM PDT
Hugs aren't getting any kisses from the law in Iowa City.

Luke Schreder is now charged with assault on a peace officer, for hugging a policeman.

Authorities say the drunken 21-year-old was told to get away, when Schreder said an officer looked like he needed a hug.

Officers say Schreder didn't take the hint and embraced the officer.

That's when the long arm of the law put the cuffs on the alleged hugger.