Nike Manager Calls Police On Man For Waving Blue Line Flag Outside Of Store

Jimmie Cavin had the police called on him for visibly supporting the police.

Little Rock, AR - It only took about 15 minutes of quietly waving a blue line flag near a Nike store before the store manager called the police on Jimmie Cavin.

Cavin showed up to the parking lot on Thursday and quietly sat on his tailgate, waving his police support flag.

"Now what better place to wave the flag than right here in front of the Nike store," he said in a video that he posted to Facebook.

Cavin told KLRT-TV that about 15 minutes into it, a Little Rock Police Officer showed up after the Nike store manager called police.

"Of course, we chatted," Cavin told the news station. "He realized I wasn't doing anything wrong."

"I mean, just an ol' redneck sitting on his tailgate waving a flag," he said.

After the officer talked to Cavin and realized that he was doing nothing wrong, the officer left.

"So, Nike called the police on the guy supporting the police for supporting the police," Cavin told KLRT.

After the story hit the news, people began to speculate that Cavin was actually causing some sort of disturbance.

"I want to provide some clarity about what happened at the Nike store yesterday," Cavin posted on Friday. "Please watch the video."

"This was what I was doing.....Thats it...I pulled in the parking space...Got out...Dropped the tailgate...Sat on it...And waved the flag...Thats it," he posted. "I didnt approach the store...I didnt talk to any employees...I didnt talk to any customers going in & out of the store...I just sat on the tailgate waving the flag......And the store Manager called the Police."

"Now everyone think about something for me," he added. "If I was doing the Same Thing only I was waving a Anti-Police flag in front of a business & its manager called the Police then what do you bet it would be National News ?? What do you bet ???"

Show your support for real heroes who sacrifice everything with a blue line Believe In Something shirt.

A Nike spokesperson told KLRT that they respect the right to protest.

Nike's new ad campaign features millionaire Colin Kaepernick with the words "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything."

Kaepernick's "sacrifice" is an apparent reference to the former NFL player's inability to get re-hired after voluntarily quitting the NFL.

The "believe in something," is an apparent reference to Kaepernick calling police officers murderers, and kneeling in protest to the American flag.

Blue Lives Matter has called to boycott Nike to show them that they can't put officers' lives at risk just to make money.

Comments (51)
JBo
JBo

"A Nike spokesperson told KLRT that they respect the right to protest."

Except if you're in a parking lot near them while waving a blue line flag.

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

GOOD FOR HIM!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

He's driving a Chevy Silverado crew cab. I wonder if he minds that it was made in Mexico?

angeleyes
angeleyes

Good for him, now if more people would put their money where their mouths are (they won't), but if they would, there might actually be a difference. The store does have some nerve, but the people that work there are probably clueless as to what they do even stands for. As I've said, whether it's fame or infamy, it's going to put money in your pocket. Kardashians anyone? Just don't mention he who should not be named except in jokes. Don't buy and boycott Nike and NFL it'll be ok, not great but ok. But people being people do not care what a product stands for, as long as it's worth money.

tha.trashman.67
tha.trashman.67

BLM needs an unlike button with the added option that too many unlikes will hide the post from others.

SICKOFITALL
SICKOFITALL

I am so proud of this man for peacefully standing up for something that is dear in his heart, the protection of our Great American Hero's in Blue. No body gives a rat's ass about the NFL PLAYERS WHO TAKE A KNEE THEY ARE ALL BASTARDS AND THE NFL SHOULD FINE THEM EACH TIME THEY TAKE A KNEE. Hurt them in their pocket.

RPG156
RPG156

Thats a great idea. Good for him...

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Is da poor baby Nike feeling "put upon" lately ?? Tell that manager to go hide in it's crying booth/safe space so the will be safe from the big bad redneck showing their support of our brothers and sisters in blue. ROTFLMAO !

RPG156
RPG156

No more than Nikes are made in various third world sweat shops, I'm sure.

GForce48
GForce48

Our household is a "Nike No Go Zone"! No Nike apparel will be purchased or worn. We support the Blue and not anti-American/anti-police Nike!

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

No Nike products and no NFL in this house. The NFL could and should have put an end to this crap and didn't do so.

61mouse
61mouse

I would like to see a picture of the Nike person who called the cops

bunko376
bunko376

Protest????? For show of respect and support of the police??? Gee-- all others need to get a life if this is something that upsets the general public-- (strange "new" world- (without moral and good values)

Marxest
Marxest

The man has his right to protest NIKE, just like the NIKE store has the right to have disruptive and tresspassing people removed from the premises. Glad NIKE shares are reaching record highs. This boycott is doing wonders for NIKE! NIKE is doing it's thing and Mr Kaepernick is doing his thing, haters are gonna hate.

Dmoe63
Dmoe63

What is wrong with today this time in our lives everyone thinks they need action taken to make them happy or feel like they won. There was a time when you just didn't always get action. He has the right to wave a flag, manager has a right to call police. If the police come out and check it out and say he isn't harming anyone just ignore him. That was good enough now people seem to need action. There is no more being adult about things to just agree to disagree and suck it up.

Hi_estCommDenomn
Hi_estCommDenomn

You know the funny thing about this is, an Arab waving an ISIS flag would not have had the police called on him.

LSJ
LSJ

If this was in my beat, I would go to Chick-fil-a, buy us both lunch, bring it back and sit with him on his tailgate during my lunch mark out.