New York, May 15 (ANI): The handbag vendor, who alerted the security agencies on time to prevent the crude bomb from going off at the Times Square on May 1 has now started selling T-shirts depicting his heroics with a message urging people to be vigilant.
Duane Jackson, along with his fellow vendor Lance Orton were the first ones to alert the police after spotting the suspiciously parked Nissan Pathfinder in a ‘No Parking’ zone at the Times Square’ 45th street.
Jackson said that the idea of selling T-shirts, which has his picture in front of an American flag with words-‘I saw something … so I said something’- was actually his wife’s.
“My wife came up with the design, and I think they just send the message to be vigilant and keep your eyes open,” The Daily News quoted the 58-year old street vendor, as saying.
Jackson, who has tagged his t-shirts with a price of five dollars each, however, said he does not intend to earn a profit through his role in foiling the terror plot.
“I plan on giving a lot more away than selling them. So if you come from Holland or Sweden to say hi to me, I”ll probably give you a shirt. It”s more about getting the message out. If I break even, that”s great. If I don”t, that”s fine too,” he said. (ANI)