Video Gem: "Must See TV" Demonstration Ends With One Arrest
It was meant to draw reaction in Downtown Roanoke Thursday afternoon, and it certainly did.
An event called "Must See TV", where dozens of people met at Market Square and sat in front of blank television sets to make people take notice.
The group says the purpose was to make others talk, but they didn't just get the attention of people on the street. One police officer also took notice.
The five minute event ended with one arrest.
Police Spokesperson Aisha Johnson sent out this statement,
"The arrest occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. today. An officer patrolling the downtown area saw a female subject on the Campbell Avenue side of the Market Building, sitting on the steps watching a television. The officer told the lady several times to move because she was impeding foot traffic. The lady eventually moved. The officer continued his patrol. When he later came back to the area he saw a group of approximately 10 people (I don't have an exact count) on the sidewalk watching a television. He told the people several times to move because they were impeding foot traffic. They eventually moved, with the exception of the first lady he encountered. He again told her several times to move because she was impeding foot traffic. She refused and was eventually arrested. Her name is Katherine Ann Gwaltney, age 27. She was charged for impeding foot traffic and with obstruction of justice."