Stop yelling at tourists, police at Arizona’s destination say


Jerome, Arizona (AP) — Police in an old mining town in Arizona, visited by one million tourists each year, warn residents to stop yelling at visitors. Otherwise, you may be accused of harassment.

With a population of about 450, Jerome was once one of Arizona’s largest copper mines and is now an artist’s hub. Tourists take in the beautiful scenery and visit shops and bars along the winding mountain trails that pass through it.

However, Jerome police said on Facebook this week, “Short-term visits to our town, people using legal short-term parking passes were yelled at by locals and left notes in their cars. I noticed that. “

“Under the Arizona Amendment Act, yelling or leaving notes can be harassing in some cases,” he warned.

Jerome is about 110 miles (177 km) north of Phoenix and was designated a National Historic District in 1967.

Residents who suspected of violating parking restrictions were asked to contact the police.