'Tin Man' Busted for Being Rusty on Driving Laws

Specifically, the Oz-Stravaganza actor allegedly had a BAC of 0.19%
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 7, 2017 11:16 AM CDT
'Tin Man' Busted for Alleged DWI
Nicholas 'Tin Man' Sherman   (Uncredited)

A man hired to portray the Tin Man in Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum's upstate New York hometown was still in his character's makeup when his mugshot was taken after a drunk driving arrest, the AP reports. State police say troopers responded Sunday to a report of an intoxicated man on private property in the Madison County town of Sullivan, just east of Syracuse. The homeowner says a man had driven to the home with another person and was asked to leave. Police say the 31-year-old driver, Nicholas Sherman, told troopers he had just left a business in the nearby village of Chittenango, where he was hired to portray the Tin Man character from The Wizard of Oz during last weekend's Oz-Stravaganza event. Troopers say the man's blood alcohol content was 0.19%, more than twice the legal limit for driving while intoxicated. (More weird crimes stories.)

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