'Otis' Heads To Court For Obstruction In Mount Airy

7:24 AM, Jun 14, 2011   |    comments
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Mount Airy, NC -- Looks like Otis is in trouble again.

Jimmy Slate dresses as the often-jailed Otis from "The Andy Griffith Show" and is to be in court Friday on a charge of violating a city ordinance against obstructing the sidewalk

Slate is a former Mount Airy police officer and avid "Andy Griffith Show" fan who has been impersonating its Otis Campbell town-drunk character for about four years while playing checkers with tourists on the sidewalk.

Police say the 63-year-old Slate was not dressed as Otis or playing checkers in April when he was taken into custody in Mount Airy, the town that provided the bases for Griffith's Mayberry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AP

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