EDMONTON — A young man who likes to dance to the beat on Edmonton streets has been handed a $400 ticket for stunting.
Dan Booth, aka Dancing Dan, has never gotten a ticket in Edmonton for bustin’ some moves.
He got into trouble while walking and dancing to a friend’s place in Spruce Grove, a small town west of Edmonton.
“It just makes me sick to my stomach to know that I received this violation ticket for doing what I enjoy,” Booth said. “I don’t know how I am going to pay it.”
Spruce Grove RCMP Sgt. Jim Martin said police received several complaints about Booth’s dancing in an intersection.
The complaints ranged from distracting motorists to people thinking he was having a medical emergency.
“We know that’s his passion and we don’t want to discourage what Dan is doing in regards to his dancing, we just have to find an alternate location for him to do it so that he’s not interfering with motorists.”
Edmonton police say they have no problem with Booth cutting a rug on sidewalks, he just has to keep his moves off roads.
Many say Dancing Dan is harmless and doesn’t deserve a $400 ticket.
“If we could all enjoy life as much as Dancing Dan does, it would be a wonderful place to live,” says Linda Eiswirth.
“I like him, he makes my day,” says Emma Janes.
Booth is scheduled to appear in court in Stony Plain, Alta., on July 23.