Armed with his rifle, Kevlar vest, and multiple magazines, paratrooper Bryan Wolfinger was ready to have his picture taken at a Fayetteville, North Carolina mall.
Of course, the soldier was promptly arrested after local police received multiple calls of an armed man strutting through Macy’s.
Wolfinger was in route to the photo booth when police apprehended him. He was later remanded into the custody of his “chain of command” at Fort Bragg, and likely received a vicious verbal lashing.
“These charges represent actions that are wholly inconsistent with the high standards and values we expect from our paratroopers,” said Master Sgt. Patrick Malone.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but it’s certainly not worth getting arrested over.
(The following was a submission by freelance writer Brent Rogers)