Monday, September 26, 2011

Once and for all - it's an ice cream cone

The owners of Ice Cream Family Corner and Sandwiches at the intersection of South Pine Avenue and Southwest 17th Street say their two-month-old business is terribly misunderstood because people that drive by have mistaken their white-hooded ice cream cone costume for a KKK protester.

Co-owner Jose Cantres says rumors are going crazy on Facebook and potential customers are staying far away from the KKK guy.
Liza Diaz, who manages the store said an employee at the bank where she does business told her a co-worker was so frightened by the KKK guy on the street corner that she called her husband crying and refused to drive through the intersection.

“One (customer) told me, ‘I had to think twice before coming in here because I thought it was KKK,' “ Diaz said.

Now, if you take a good look at the costume it looks nothing like the white-hooded Klan clothing. (see photo below of the KKK)

The real KKK outfit doesn't have a fluffy white top, it doesn't curl slightly at the peak, and it isn't sitting on top of a brown waffle cone.