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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Couple, 54 and 55, arrested and spent 23 hours in jail for DANCING at train platform




A two-stepping couple in their 50s say were trotted off to jail after police in New York City arrested them for dancing on a subway platform.

Caroline Stern, a dentist, and George Hess, a movie prop master, were waiting for a train at the Columbus Circle station after a late evening at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing last year when they began dancing the Charleston to a musician playing the steel drums.

Ms Stern says she and her boyfriend were feeling the beat and there were very few people on the platform so they started moving to the rhythm.

That's when police came in and spoiled the fun, they told the New York Post.

'They said, "What are you doing?" and we said, "We’re dancing,"' she recalled.
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