Hero Times Square Vendor Cashes in On Vigilance

Saturday, May 15, 2010  |  Updated 11:15 AM EDT
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He saw something. He said something. And now he's selling T-shirts that say just that.

Times Square vendor Duane Jackson, who helped alert cops to the bomb-laden SUV terror suspect Faisal Shahzad allegedly drove into the heart of the city two weeks ago, has got a new brand: Himself.

A handbag vendor, Jackson is peddling a new line of T-shirts that honor his act of bravery and encourage others to speak up if they see anything suspicious.

Set in the middle of the white T is an image of Jackson before an American flag. The words above the picture read: "I saw something … so I said something." Below, it has his name and the date of the foiled car bombing – May 1, 2010. 

The 58-year-old began selling the shirts yesterday, and credits his wife for the design.

"My wife came up with the design, and I think they just send the message to be vigilant and keep your eyes open," Jackson told the Daily News.

The shirts cost $5 a piece, but Jackson says he isn't in it for the money.

"I plan on giving a lot more away than selling them," he told the News. "It's more about getting the message out. If I break even, that's great. If I don't, that's fine too."

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