N. Texas Man Celebrates Bin Laden Death With Cookout

By Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, May 5, 2011  |  Updated 4:37 PM CDT
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Bin Laden's Death Celebrated With Cookout

Mineral Wells Index

The giant banner hanging outside Quin Robinson's business along U.S. Highway 180 East in Mineral Wells.

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When the news of the death of Osama bin Laden began to circulate around the nation, thousands took to the streets of Washington D.C., New York and even Dallas to celebrate. 

Even those jubilations, questionable to some, weren't enough for one North Texas man who decided to throw an impromptu cookout on Tuesday to celebrate the death of the Al-Qaeda leader at the hands of U.S. Navy SEALs.

With a giant, homemade banner declaring "Osama is Dead!" hanging nearby, Quin Robinson fired up a large, portable barbeque pit outside of his business along U.S. Highway 180 East in Mineral Wells.

He then handed out a free hamburger, chips and drink to anyone who wanted to join his party.

"Osama's dead and I'm glad and everybody can have a free hamburger, chips and drink," Robinson told the Mineral Wells Index. "This is a great day for America and nobody's beating the drum loud enough for me."

Robinson said hundreds stopped by, including one woman from Connecticut who shared her own story about a loved one who died in the attack on the World Trade Center.

In all, Quin, along with his son Anthony, Dennis Sparks and Victor Paulsen, served about 450 meals.

"I thought people should be making a bigger deal of this, so I decided to make it a bigger deal," Robinson told the paper.

Robinson said the celebration was such a good experience that he may just do it again.

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