It turns out the 18-year-old dressed in the suit was a promotion for Derek Poe’s Golden Triangle tactical gun store in that town.
Law enforcement officers detained the banana/adolescent 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.”
A Beaumont police spokesperson said 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.
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.
A Beaumont man was cited by police after riling up motorists by standing at an intersection carrying an AK-47 while dressed as a banana.
Beaumont is a French locational name from any of the five places in Normandy so called, deriving from the Old French "beu," fair, lovely, with "mont," a hill.