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Man accused of wearing mass shooter costume at mall speaks out

Posted at 5:43 PM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 20:44:21-04

The man who was accused of dressing up as a mass shooter during a Halloween event at a Nebraska mall is speaking out.

Hugo Mendoza says he modeled his costume after a character in the movie "The Town."

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Mendoza's outfit included a black hooded robe and mask along with a duggel bag and long gun.

He says he didn't mean to scare anyone and he was surprised when the photograph of him in his costume went viral.

Mendoza says he was there to have a good time with his daughters and his girlfriend and he wasn't there to try to scare anyone or make anyone uncomfortable.

Dozens of children attended the Monster Bash at the mall.