News from around the state of Texas

Man in Banana Costume With Rifle Cited by Police

View Comments ()
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    Derek Poe

    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