Man dressed as banana and holding a machine gun arrested after pointing arrow at storeBy Mason White 6:09 AM February 11, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A man in a banana costume was arrested and charged with soliciting after being seen dressed in a banana costume to attract customers to a new store, police in Texas said.
Beaumont Police said that they were called to Eastex Freeway near Highway 105 on Saturday morning, after receiving reports about a man dressed as a banana holding an AK-47.
Derek Poe, owner of Golden Triangle Tactical, said that the stunt was part of a grand opening celebration.
Poe said the man in the banana suit was holding an AK-47 on his back with the barrel pointing down and a sign with an arrow pointing to the store. He said that this idea was to attract customers to the store.
Police arrested the 18-year-old, and found that the gun had fifty rounds. The teen was charged with violating a city ordinance that prohibits soliciting on roads.
The teen might also face weapons charges, police said.