07-17-2004, 10:49 AM #1Former Member
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Store owner sued over phony wanted poster labeling Maine man a 'terrorist'
BANGOR, Me. (AP) - A customer filed a defamation lawsuit against a convenience store owner after he played a practical joke on the customer by displaying a fake wanted poster labelling him as a terrorist.
The poster, displayed on the cash register, bore Brad Graves' picture and the words "assumed to be armed and dangerous." "In this day and age, anytime one is alleged to be a terrorist and part of a terrorist group, it does inherent damage to one's reputation," said Graves' lawyer Brett Baber.
The owner, Ronald Hicks, said he removed the poster after learning that Graves was not amused by the joke.