‘Stop yelling at tourists’

Jerome, population 450, was once home to one of Arizona’s largest copper mines and is now a hub for artists.

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July 14, 2022 - 4:13 PM

The former mining town of Jerome, Arizona, sits near the top of Mingus Mountain about 100 miles north of Phoenix.

JEROME, Ariz. (AP) — Police in an old Arizona mining town that gets 1 million tourists annually are warning residents to stop yelling at visitors or they could face harrassment charges.

Jerome, population 450, was once home to one of Arizona’s largest copper mines and is now a hub for artists. Tourists take in its scenic views and visit stores and bars along the winding mountain road that passes through it.

But Jerome police said on Facebook this week that it “has come to our attention that some people visiting our town on short visits and using lawful short term parking passes are being yelled at or having notes left on their cars by local residents.”

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