Employees misunderstand protestors intent
POSTED: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 5:18pm
UPDATED: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 8:41pm
Tyler/Fort Worth, Texas (NBC) — Open Carry Texas demonstrations can create some intresting dialogue with people on different sides of the fence, but in Fort Worth on Thursday, it created a bit of excitement.
On Saturday Open Carry protestors were out in Tyler, with their signs. KETK was there and covered the story. http://www.ketknbc.com/news/open-carry-texas-took-to-the-streets-in-tyler
A different group was in Fort Worth on Thursday, but with a much different outcome. They were running late for the demonstration so they stopped by Jack in the Box to grab some food
One of the men in the group said he always carries his semi-automatic rifle on his back when he's out for an open carry demonstration... so people won't think he intends to use it. But police say that's exactly what the Jack in the Box people thought... They even hid in the cooler.
Police have no apologies for responding to what people thought was a band of robbers.
Hold-ups have happened around here before, but protestors say citizens should be aware... Open Carry Texas demonstrations will continue.
One protestor says his group will try harder to warn police in the future.. as they request.. and to carry signs explaining to the public they are demonstrators and not crooks.