Police quiz armed man dressed as a banana
February 10, 2014 | 32 comments
The man had been promoting a store behind him. Image Credit: sxc.hu
Officers in Beaumont, Texas arrived on the scene after receiving complaints from members of the public.
The man was found outside the Golden Triangle Tactical store dressed in a large yellow banana costume with an arrow pointing to the entrance behind him and an AK-47 assault rifle slung over his shoulder.
Store owner Derek Poe told officers that the 18-year-old was there to attract customers as part of the store's grand opening, but he was nonetheless temporarily detained for violating a city ordinance prohibiting solicitation along the side of a road.
Poe himself is no stranger to controversy having been stopped by police for carrying an assault rifle on his back through Parkdale Mall back in December.
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