SULLIVAN, New York — He’s off to see the courthouse.
An upstate New York man with his face painted like the Tin Man from the “Wizard of Oz,” was busted for drunk driving after showing up at man;s house and refusing to leave when asked, cops said.
Nicholas Sherman, 31, told the New York State Police that he had come from an event in the village of Chittenango on Sunday afternoon where he had been hired to dress up as the Tin Man character.
Chittenango is the birthplace of L. Frank Baum, author of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” the book that was the basis for the famed film. Every year, the town hosts a festival celebrating his life and work called, “Oz-Stravaganza which ran from June 2 to June 4 this year.
Afterwards, Sherman drove drunk with another man to a home in nearby Sullivan, where he was asked to leave but refused, so police were called, cops said.
Investigators say Sherman had a blood alcohol content of 0.19% — more than double the legal limit — so he was charged with aggravated DWI.