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What’s big, yellow, and dangerous? The answer of course, is a banana with a gun.
In this case the banana was carrying an AK-47, and cops frowned on him standing alongside a road with it.
It turns out the 18-year-old dressed in the suit was a promotion for Derek Poe’s Golden Triangle tactical gun store in Beaumont, Texas.
Police detained the banana/teenager and released the following statement on their website;
“The rifle had a drum magazine attached with at least a 50-round capacity. Officers were able to determine that the young man was attempting to soliciting business for a local tactical and security store.”
They continued “officers cited the eighteen-year-old Beaumont man for violation of a city ordinance that prohibits soliciting in and alongside roadways.”
The city also says the young man may face other charges for displaying the weapon.
WSBT reports the guy had the gun slung across his back with the barrel pointed down while he held a sign that pointed to the store. Poe said he was only trying let people know his shop had moved to a new location and get a little attention.
From that standpoint, he was quite successful.