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Ky. Police: Man Pulled Gun on Couple Wearing MAGA Hats

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By    |   Tuesday, 19 February 2019 07:04 PM

Kentucky Police say a Tennessee man pulled a gun on a couple wearing "Make America Great Again" hats, The Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

James Phillips, 59, was charged with wanton endangerment after witnesses told police he pulled a gun on Terry Pierce and his wife, Cherrie, at a Sam's Club in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Pierce and Phillips gave different accounts of what took place last Saturday.

Phillips said he flipped off the Pierces for "solely wearing the hats," according to the arrest citation. Surveillance footage shows Tony Pierce coming up behind Phillips and putting his hands in his face.

Multiple witnesses said Phillips then pulled a gun on Pierce inside the store.

Pierce told WBKO  for Phillips to "pull the trigger. Put the gun down and fight me or pull the trigger. Whichever one you want."

Phillips, then told him, "It's a good day for you to die," according to the report.

Pierce said he followed Phillips out to the parking lot to confront him.

"I went out the front of the store to confront him again, and that's when I got him in his car," Pierce said. "He couldn't leave because his mother was still in the store. And we were having a verbal altercation outside.

"He tried telling me I assaulted him and I said, 'I never touched you,'" he added.

Police say Phillips had a Glock .40 caliber with a round chambered in his back pocket.

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