A woman called in to read Stone Cold the Riot Act for not giving her family autographs at an event.
Imagine that Israeli ambassadors in EU capitals were summoned to the local foreign ministries and read the Riot Act.
Even there the Riot Act had to be read and the Guards sent for.
Johnston, a magistrate, was there to read the Riot Act if necessary.
Will you have the goodness to tell me whether you heard or saw any person read the Riot Act?
Run line had on her the effect of the reading of the Riot Act.
The mayor, the Hon. Charles Wilson, who had read the Riot Act, was accused and denied it.
He asked, if the Riot Act was not an encroachment on the rights of the people?
He had the Riot Act read (by the mayor), and then threatened to fire on the mob.
Then Mac called the men together and read the Riot Act to them.