PROVO, Ut. — In Provo, hitting someone with a snowball may get you cited.
According to Good4Utah, the ordinance has been around for years – and it’s not meant to cite those having a snowball fight.
“Ultimately, this is not going to be applicable to somebody in a snowball fight, or people who are willing participants in throwing snow,” said officer Nisha King with Provo Police.
According to King, they’ve only issued one citation in the past four years.
“Respect your neighbors, respect other citizens. Have fun — enjoy yourself safely. Because we don’t want anybody to get hurt,” King added.
Here’s the ordinance in full:
“Every person who shall willfully or carelessly within the limits of this City throw any stone, stick, snowball or other missile whereby any person shall be hit, or any window broken or other property injured or destroyed or in such manner as to render travel upon the public streets and places of the City dangerous, or in such a manner as to frighten or annoy any traveler, is guilty of a misdemeanor.”