Back in May, the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" star was the target of an alleged assassination attempt when a man was arrested after showing up to Phoenix Comicon with three guns, a knife and a reminder on his phone to "Kill JDF." Though Frank told TooFab he didn't make any changes in his security plans while attending the San Diego event over the weekend, what he saw there still raised concerns.
"I roll pretty deep with security," he explained, "But the comic cons need to change. Even here in San Diego, I had a couple people do some videos and get in here with no passes and stuff, so I always have people around."
"Fans are showing me how easy it is to get into these things and they really need to be mandated for the safety of everyone," he continued. "Guns could be brought in here still to this day from San Diego Comic-Con. We really gotta lock this down, we got kids, we got people around the world."
Frank said he believed the attempt on his life "happened to me because I think God put it on my heart to make things going."
A spokesperson for Comic-Con International told TooFab the event takes "security very seriously."
"As you can imagine we take security very seriously. While we don't comment on specifics I can tell you that we have a continuous year-round dialog with local and other law enforcement agencies," the representative said in a statement. "The volume of private security hired for our event necessitates us employing a security management firm. Security personnel come not only from San Diego but from as far away as Los Angeles. Additionally, we have a police command post onsite in the lobby of the convention center throughout the event. It is important to note that while there are some security measures visible to the public, there are several that are not."
Despite the alleged security lapses, Frank enjoyed himself at the annual fan event, where there's still a lot of love for the Power Rangers.
"It's one of those things that just keeps growing and we've got some awesome fans out here. It's been different, the fans this year compared to when I was here in 2014, this is the biggest Comic-Con and the fans are just amazing," he explained. "Everywhere I seem to go, I got a lot of fans, I don't even need to really promote where I'm going, it just seems the fans are there to support, which is great."
So why the surge in support for the franchise? Frank says it's thanks to Netflix, the recent Lionsgate movie, BANDAI toys and the BOOM! comic books. As for his character Tommy Oliver, he hopes to see the Green Ranger hit the big screen after being teased in the 2017 movie.
"I really wish I saw the end of the movie, I was there at the premiere and got escorted out," he said. "But it was O.K. It's one of those things where we'll have to see what happens. I'm sure they have good things in store!"