A man ejected from the Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro for wearing what mall security deemed an “extremely distasteful” shirt was arrested Saturday on criminal trespassing and false report charges.
Stanley Bryce Myszka, 42, was escorted from the mall by security after he refused to remove or turn inside out a shirt that read “Has your gun killed a kindergartner today?” He was then arrested by Murfreesboro Police, who responded to the mall at the request of security officers.
Myszka, who spoke briefly with The Daily News Journal on Tuesday, said the shirt, which he had made at a T-shirt hut inside the mall, was meant to convey a political message about gun control following the tragedy that occurred this past Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Twenty students, all between the ages of 6 and 7, and six adults were gunned down at the school a day before Myszka entered the mall wearing the shirt.
“I am just so tired of the nonsense,” he said. “It seems we have some type of massacre happening in this country every three weeks.”