BANGOR -- A disagreement which led to fisticuffs in the street resulted in a cease and desist order issued against two former business partners. Neither carried identification, but one man referred to himself as "Saint Paint" and the other as "Friar Fiend".|
Apparently, the two men had been operating a car wash beside Smokey's Tavern with an unusual twist -- they offered free baptisms with each car wash. At ten dollars a pop, witnesses said the man called Saint Paint would appear in a white robe, intoning, "Father, Son 'n' Holy Ghost, wash this sinner with this hose!" Thereupon, Friar Fiend would proceed to douse the occupants of the vehicle with a garden hose.
Presently held on Public Drunk charges, the men's disagreement apparently began over possession of a bottle of tequila. Maine's Consumer Fraud Unit issued the cease and desist order after numerous complaints surfaced, primarily from patrons of the adjacent tavern accusing the men of plastering their vehicles with mud while inside obtaining refreshment.