Powdery Substance Causes Scare At OKC Arts Fest

Friday, April 27th 2012, 12:15 am
By: News 9

By Steve Shaw, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma City social group found themselves on the wrong side of the law and in a very embarrassing situation Thursday night. 

Members of a group that calls themselves the "Hash House Harriers" were stopped by police after security officers observed them spreading a white powdery substance at several locations downtown. 

The Hash House Harriers are a social group that has been in Oklahoma City since 1999. Thursday, several members were using gold medal flour to mark an exercise course. 

Police say considering the 1995 bombing here and other terrorist acts, they had to act Thursday night.

Hash House Spokesperson Aislin Burroughs says her group is very sorry.

"We didn't mean to be in poor taste," she said. 

Police say they haven't decided whether or not to press charges.