Banana Costume or Not, Suspect Fails to Give Cops the Slip

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PORT ANGELES, Wash. (CBS/AP) A man in a banana costume is accused of exposing himself and brandishing a shotgun, while riding around with a bunch of friends in Washington state.

The Clallam County sheriff's office says 21-year-old Carlton Kohnert was arrested Tuesday evening for investigation of indecent exposure and reckless endangerment.

The Peninsula Daily News says police first received a report of the costumed man exposing himself at a restaurant.

Sheriff's Sgt. Randy Pieper says the group of friends also drove through a Port Angeles neighborhood where "banana man"  got out brandishing the gun.

After his arrest, authorities say, Kohnert couldn't explain why he was in costume. Another man also was arrested, but an 18-year-old woman in the car was allowed to split.

The banana costume was seized as evidence.

We eagerly await the trial...and appeal.

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