VIDEO: ETSU student in gorilla mask handing out bananas during Black Lives Matter event charged This happened in my town. An ETSU Department of Public Safety report said officers responded to a disorderly conduct call at Borchuck Plaza, where a Black Lives Matter event was taking place. Tristan John Rettke According to the report, when police arrived they saw a man — later identified as Tristan Rettke — wearing blue jean overalls, a white T-shirt and a black gorilla mask. Police said Rettke had a rope and bananas, which he was holding out to the students that were protesting. Rettke was then identified, detained and taken to the Public Safety Office. According to the report, Rettke said a couple of days ago he saw on Yik Yak — a social media site — that a Black Lives Matter event was happening in the Free Speech area of Borchuck Plaza. Rettke told police he then went to the store Tuesday, where he bought a rope to tie a bunch of bananas to, and also purchased a gorilla mask. According to the report, Rettke said he wore the gorilla mask, had a bunch of bananas hanging from a rope, was carrying a burlap sack with a rebel flag with a marijuana leaf on it to try to provoke Black Lives Matter protesters.