I know this is going to sound pretty stupid but here goes. I had the police called on me while sitting at a Starbucks and I had purchased a drink. You'll have to look up this piece of exercise equipment to understand.
(I attached a grainy photo. Which just so happens to have a svelte black male wearing an Xvest. He probably would have gotten requests for an autograph at the local Starbucks...)
Now, what does that look like to you? What does that look like to you if you're sitting at a Starbucks and you see a black man wearing it? That's right, a bullet proof vest.
Next question: Is it illegal to wear a bullet proof vest as a private citizen, albeit black and male, while sitting at a Starbucks? I don't know.
Cool thing is Starbucks didn't call the cops on me. The wimpy ass customer that did call the cops on me could have approached me to ask, "Hey black male wearing a bullet proof vest, are you out of your mind?" Because that's the question I would have asked any person wearing a bullet proof vest, drinking an iced green tea, reading a book at a Starbucks. I'm serious. Do you honestly think any person would just decide to pull a pit stop at a Starbucks wearing a bullet proof vest if they were knowingly involved in a criminal enterprise? But that's what you get for being black in the first place--because white people don't commit crimes of a dumb nature--black males do.
(I'm being sarcastic with that last statement--I sincerely apologize to all black males, including myself. Actually, I wouldn't approach anybody wearing a bullet proof vest at a Starbucks, nor would I call the police on them--I don't give a f##k what anybody is wearing or doing at a Starbucks. If someone starts shooting at the person wearing the bullet proof vest I am sure I would respond differently.)
The other cool thing is the officer that approached me said to me, and I am not making this up: "Sorry to bother you with this--you look like you're taking a break from exercising. Isn't that a weight vest you have on?" I told him it was. He explained how someone thought I had a bullet proof vest on. I asked if that was illegal--he couldn't actually answer this question. I asked him if any idiot would wear a 50lb bullet proof vest; wouldn't that defeat the purpose? He took my name and information (why I don't know) and let me go.
I also asked if he thought it would be a cool idea to paint on the vest in pink letters, "Exercise Vest." He said, "I wouldn't if I were you."