You can get cited for throwing a snowball in Provo

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PROVO, Utah (ABC 4 News) – If you throw a snowball in Provo and hit someone, you could be guilty of a misdemeanor.

“The ordinance is 9.14.100,” said officer Nisha King with Provo Police.

“Respect your neighbors, respect other citizens. Have fun — enjoy yourself safely. Because we don’t want anybody to get hurt,” King added.

She says the ordinance has been on the books for years. And it’s not meant to target those who are simply having a snowball fight for fun.

“Ultimately, this is not going to be applicable to somebody in a snowball fight, or people who are willing participants in throwing snow,” said King.

“We’d actually have to have someone—a victim in the situation,” King added.

She says the department has issued one citation in the last four years. BYU police say they have cited very few students over the years.

Here is the ordinance:

“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.”

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