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Man in Banana Costume With Rifle Cited by Police

Sunday, Feb 9, 2014  |  Updated 7:00 AM CDT
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Man in Banana Costume With Rifle Cited by Police

Derek Poe

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Police have cited an 18-year-old Beaumont, Texas, man who riled and worried passing motorists by standing at an intersection dressed as a banana with an assault rifle slung across his back.

Beaumont Police said in a statement on Saturday that officers determined the man was advertising for a local tactical and security store. The rifle had a drum magazine with a 50-round capacity.

Police briefly detained the man and cited him for violating a city ordinance prohibiting soliciting alongside roadways. Police had received multiple reports from concerned citizens.

More: Beaumont Police Cite Man Dressed As Banana Carrying AK-47

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