Full interview with man at center of costume controversy: web extra

Posted at 6:32 AM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 15:50:17-04

Over the weekend, a man wore a costume with a toy long gun as an accessory to an event at Westroads and Oak View Mall, sparking controversy

The man, Hugo Mendoza, was dressed in a black hooded robe and carrying an unmarked long toy gun in a duffel bag. 

Mendoza said he meant no harm by his costume, and it was modeled after Ben Affleck's character in "The Town."