Mall bans body-in-trunk T-shirts

December 18, 2009 8:25:56 AM PST
A Dallas-area mall has banned the sale of T-shirts showing a body being dumped in the trunk of a vehicle. Security at Town East Mall in Mesquite on Thursday confiscated the T-shirts from a kiosk.

Some business owners had complained about the T-shirt, referring to a nearby neighborhood, that said: "Welcome to Pleasant Grove." The T-shirt featured an image of a man tossing a body into a car trunk.

Pleasant Grove pawnshop owner Joy Vosburg praised the mall action saying, "I don't think any city should be portrayed like that." She complained after noticing the T-shirts on sale a few days earlier.

Vosburg says the T-shirt perpetuates a violent stereotype of the Pleasant Grove neighborhood.

The Dallas Morning News reports the unidentified kiosk owner will be allowed to recover the property later from the mall.


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