Paratrooper Arrested After Bringing Rifle, Ammunition To Mall

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)

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Dion January 6, 2017, 5:45 am

    This dude was ate up from the floor up. Definitely proved he was too immature to handle being a Paratrooper! Send him back to the world. No common sense at all!

  • Gary August 10, 2015, 10:29 am

    Tounge lashing? No. Brigg yes, by all means.
    What was the need for him to take ammo with him? Going to a photo booth? These days? Hey pal, ever hear of a cell phone?? Or a digital camera? Who goes to a photo booth anymore?
    Man needs to be seeing a shrink. In this day and time you don’t dress up in a bullet proof vest, and take a rifle with ammo into a mall. If for no other reason he needs to be locked up for lack of common sense! Which by all means is FAR from common these days.
    Has the man ever heard of the term Terrorist?? He was just lucky he was not shot by a cop!

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