No Charges In 'Red Power Ranger' Arrest (UPDATED)
Authorities say a Florida man dressed as the Red Power Ranger was arrested near a Tampa public pool following reports that he pointed a gun at someone and made a threatening statement.
"After supervisory review, the suspect was not officially charged," according to an email from Andrea Davis with the Tampa Police Department's Public Information Office. "The case will be looked into further and will have an additional review by the State Attorney's Office to determine if charges are appropriate."
Police say officers responded to a 911 call at the Bobby Hicks Pool Thursday afternoon and found 24-year-old Justin Duarte of Tampa in his “Mighty Morphin” outfit, preparing to drive away.
Officers reported finding two realistic looking fake handguns after searching Duarte. They bore no resemblance to the blade blasters, thunder slingers or other fanciful side arms that typically appeared on 1990s television series "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" or its later spinoffs and films.
Duarte was arrested but not charged. Jail records didn't list an attorney.