Store's Ice Cream Cone Mascot Mistaken for KKK Protester

September 28, 2011 Updated Sep 28, 2011 at 11:23 AM EDT

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Store's Ice Cream Cone Mascot Mistaken for KKK Protester

September 28, 2011 Updated Sep 28, 2011 at 11:23 AM EDT

The mascot of a Florida ice cream and sandwich shop has been retired after being mistaken as a KKK protester, according to the Ocala Star-Banner.

According to the report, the costume, which featured a white hood with colored sprinkles and a waffle cone pattern for the body, might have been driving customers away, the shop's owners said.

See the photos and read the Ocala Star-Banner story HERE.