Tenn. man accused of pulling gun on people wearing MAGA hats

BOWLING GREEN, KY. (WBKO/WVLT) -- A Middle Tennessee man is accused of pulling a gun on people wearing "Make America Great Again" hats over the weekend at a Kentucky business.

According to the police report, officers were called to Sam's Club Saturday due to a person with a gun. One of the victims, Terry Pierce, said Phillips pulled a gun on him because he was wearing a MAGA cap.

Pierce tells 13 News that he was shopping with his wife when Phillips "Pulled a .40 caliber out and stuck it in my face, backed up and said, 'It's a good day for you to die.'"

Pierce went on to tell 13 News, "I said, 'Then pull the trigger. Put the gun down and fight me or pull the trigger. Whichever one you want.' And he backed up and he said it again, he said, 'It's a good day for you to die.'"

Phillips’ wanton endangerment charge is punishable by 1-5 years in jail. He appeared in court on Monday where the judge entered a not guilty plea for Phillips. The judge also said he would appoint the accused an attorney.

A preliminary hearing has been set for Friday at 9:00 a.m, WBKO reported.