A Florida guitarist says he will not take a plea deal for charges stemming from his performance of the national anthem.

Lane Pittman was cited for breach of peace after he performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” for a crowd at Neptune Beach on the Fourth of July.

“I just wanted to be as American and patriotic as I possibly could on the Fourth of July, and that’s what happened,” he told “Fox and Friends” earlier this month.


Guitarist Arrested for 'Breach of Peace' After Playing Nat'l Anthem


Pittman has since rejected a plea deal that would have dropped the charges if he performed community service. He says that taking the deal would mean admitting wrongdoing.

Watch the performance that led to his citation below.


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