Kicker – Fake robbery, real 911 call


MARY REICHARD, HOST: Well, it looked like a robbery in progress at a men’s clothing store in Florida. 

Two men marched in with guns, demanded money. All the markings of a crime right up front that prompted a good witness called 911. Police soon secured the area and swarmed the store. 

Inside, armed assailants were indeed carrying out what looked very much like a movie scene. 

Set against the clothing racks were lights and cameras. 

It turns out the suspects were actually actors carrying  fake rifles and filming a music video. 

The owners of the store were in on the escapade, but nobody notified police. Expert work uncovered the truth quickly and all is well.

But Pembroke Pines, Florida officials said if you’re going to film a pretend crime with fake guns, it’s a good idea to get the proper permits so you don’t wind up in real handcuffs.

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