A Beaumont, Tex. man was cited by police on Saturday for standing at an intersection in a banana costume with an AK-47 rifle strapped across his back.
The man was promoting the grand opening of the Golden Triangle Tactical gun shop, store owner Derek Poe told 12 News Now. The man was holding a sign for the newly-opened store along with the rifle.
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The 18-year-old man had a drum magazine with a 50-round capacity attached to the rifle, police told 12 Now News. He was detained briefly and cited for soliciting near a roadway, a police spokesperson said.
Poe, the store owner, was charged with disorderly conduct in December for carrying an assault rifle across in his back in a local mall where his store was previously located, according to 12 News Now.