Fines for being annoying

December 22, 2008 5:14:19 AM PST
Better not be a pest in public -- at least not in Brighton, Michigan.

The City Council has approved an ordinance that allows police to ticket anyone who is annoying in public.

Forbidden annoying behavior can be by word of mouth, sign or motions.

A local paper reports the pest ban takes effect Jan. 2.

A city attorney says officials will review the annoying cases that involve potential freedom of speech issues.