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Kentucky Man Ordered Not to Say "Bingo" for Six Months

Can he tell the judge to shove it?

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Yelling bingo when nobody has won can get you in trouble with the law.

Just ask the Covington man who falsely yelled "bingo" last month and was cited for second-degree disorderly conduct.

As part of 18-year-old Austin Whaley's punishment, Kenton District Judge Douglas Grothaus recently ordered the Covington man not to say the word "bingo" for six months.

"Just like you can't run into a theater and yell 'fire' when it's not on fire, you can't run into a crowded bingo hall and yell 'bingo' when there isn't one," said Park Hills Police Sgt. Richard Webster, the officer who cited Whaley.

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