BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WKRN) – A Tennessee man is accused of pulling a gun on two people wearing “Make America Great Again” caps over the weekend at a business in Bowling Green.
Bowling Green police responded around 4:30 p.m. Saturday to multiple calls of an incident at Sam’s Club on Ken Bale Boulevard.
According to an arrest citation, 57-year-old James Phillips of Sumner County, Tennessee, told detectives he walked past a man and woman and flipped them off solely for wearing MAGA hats.
Phillips, who was wearing a veterans hat, walked away but was then confronted by the man in the MAGA hat who flipped him off and put his hands in his face, the paperwork stated.
There was a verbal argument between the two and witnesses said Phillips pulled a gun on the man inside the store and, while outside he told the woman in the MAGA hat “it’s a great day to die,” officials said.
Detectives said a Glock .40 caliber gun with a round chambered was found in Phillips’ pocket.
Phillips, a Cottontown resident, was arrested on a charge of wanton endangerment.
He was being held in the Warren County jail.