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BYU students want to hear 'cloak boy'

BYU students want to hear 'cloak boy'

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Brigham Young University students love the "cloak boy," but the math major who likes to sing said his sidewalk performances are over.

Nathan Langford, 19, of Wisconsin said he feels intimidated by campus police. "Going against authority really isn't my thing," he said.

Wearing a cloak, Langford regularly sang outside the Joseph Smith Building between classes.

But officers recently confronted him in response to reports of suspicious activity, Lt. Arnold Lemmon said. "In today's world, we can't just blow off people saying there's something going on here," he said. "For us the bottom line was his peers were concerned about his behavior."

Lemmon said Langford is free to sing as long as he does not disturb classes or anyone trying to study.

More than 800 people joined a "Revive Cloak Boy" Facebook group. Students designed and sold T-shirts that featured Langford as a superhero wearing a cloak.

"I think it's ridiculous that the police even got involved," said Cory Christensen, a junior from Ogden, who helped design the T-shirts.

Stephanie Lee, a freshman from Alberta, Canada, said she and her friends enjoyed Langford's singing after economics class. "I say more power to him," Lee said.


Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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