Mall Apologizes After Bandana Wearer Asked To Go

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (AP) -- A shopping mall in western Michigan has apologized after a 26-year-old man was asked to remove a bandana or leave the mall.

Christopher Leach tells The Grand Rapids Press he often wears a bandana or hat to keep his hair out of his face. Leach, who served in the U.S. Marines from 2006 to 2010, says he was taken aback Thursday after a security guard approached him and a friend.

Leach left Rivertown Crossings Mall in Grandville.

Randy Zimmerman, the mall's senior general manager, issued a statement saying the mall "regrets that this incident occurred."

Zimmerman says the business that handles security is investigating.

Leach, who lives in the western Michigan community of Wyoming, says he wants people to be aware of their rights and "stand up for themselves." is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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