The butterfly is free to fly! A judge tossed out charges against Occupy Wall Street's "Freedom Fairy," after the NYPD tried to stop the glittery pink butterfly from flitting and floating on and around Wall Street.
Parade personality Marni Halasa was slapped with a ticket for “impeding pedestrian traffic” with her flowing pink silk chiffon costume during a protest at the lower Manhattan plaza in March.
She appeared in court Wednesday, where a judge said the summons was “insufficient” and dismissed the charges without ruffling a feather.
“It’s absolutely ridiculous that I was impeding pedestrian traffic with silk chiffon wings and Rollerblades,” said Halasa, who was ready to plead not guilty and request her day in court for the alleged offense.
“I wanted the case to go further to really challenge the law.”
Halsa's attorney said that the judge felt the charges against her weren't warranted.