Police in California are advising the public that it is unwise to pretend to kidnap someone, duct tape your “victim” and use a real handgun in the fake scenario after officers responded to a kidnapping call and discovered it was a music video shoot.
The San Dimas Sheriff’s Station says officers responded to a call about a possible kidnapping on Highway 39 in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Officers say the caller told police he saw two suspects pointing a gun at a victim whose hands were duct taped near a black BMW.
Deputies responded, conducting what they called a “high-risk” traffic stop and detaining three men.
After some investigation, however, police determined the three men had been filming a music video.
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Authorities also determined the handgun being used as a prop in the video was real. One of the men was arrested for a misdemeanour weapons charge.
According to the station, the shoot had not been cleared by police.
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