Police answer a call about a robbery – they find fake guns and a film crew
Pembroke Pines, Florida - Florida police officers answered a call about two men with guns entering a men's clothing store. But the cops didn't find a real robbery in progress when they arrived at the scene. Instead, they found themselves on the set of a music video.
The Pembroke Pines Police department received a 911 call on Tuesday morning. A concerned witness reported seeing two armed men walk into the Pembroke Pines shopping center.
According to the Miami Herald, there were reports of men with rifles running into a men's clothing store. There, they demanded that the employees put money into a bag.
The responding officers had no idea what kind of situation they were dealing with. At 10:51 AM, the Pembroke Pines PD Twitter account the warned residents that there were armed men in the area and sealed off the shopping plaza,
Five minutes after the police arrived at the scene they quickly realized that the guns were fake and the men weren't armed robbers at all. They were actors.
The store manager was in the loop
The store manager told the Miami Herald that a music video was being filmed at the store. There was also a film crew and the store and the shopping center weren't open at the time of the "robbery."
But apparently, the store's management team were the only ones in the loop. The men working on the video didn't have a permit from the city and the shopping center’s management team hadn't given the ok.
Since the men weren't using the fake weapons "in a threatening manner," they will not be changed with anything.
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