A Texas man was cited by police after standing at an intersection carrying an AK-47 while dressed as a banana.
We know what your thinking: How can a banana be so stupid that he would carry around a gun in public? Or, if you’re from Texas, you’re probably thinking: Why would someone be arrested for carrying an AK-47 in the middle of the street?
Either way, it turns out the stunt was part of Golden Triangle Tactical gun shop’s grand opening. Owner Derek Poe said the man in the banana suit was holding an AK-47—as well as a sign pointing towards the store—in an attempt to attract customers.
The officers temporarily detained the 18-year-old and found he had the rifle with a drum magazine attached with at least a 50-round capacity. But, he wasn’t arrested because he was wielding an AK-47 with a 50-rounds drum magazine at a busy intersection (or dressing as a banana while doing it). Of course not.
A police spokesperson said the teen was in fact cited for violating a city ordinance that prohibits soliciting in and alongside roadways. WTF.
Let’s take a look at some of the greatest reader comments from this whole gun-wielding banana fiasco to see what the people think.