Lara Croft Mannequin Results In Police Raid And Arrest
from the overreact-much? dept
If you thought Shaquille O'Neal raiding the wrong house for child porn was bizarre, how about this next story? Engadget points us to the story of a group of armed police who burst into a house after seeing the silhouette of a life-sized Lara Croft mannequin. Yes, the Lara Croft from Tomb Raider. Apparently, the guy in question had bought the mannequin and was trying to sell it on eBay. His "mistake" was leaving it too close to a window. The guy had called the cops -- but to report some "nuisance calls," which resulted in the police sending someone around to see what was going on. It was then that they spotted the mannequin and thought it was a real person holding a real gun. Now, you'd think that once they realized their mistake they would sheepishly go away -- but instead, they arrested the guy for a "suspected firearm offense." It's entirely unclear from the article if that "suspected firearm offense" is because of Lara Croft holding a fake gun... or because of some other gun in his house, but his lawyers still expect to make a claim for wrongful arrest, no matter what the reasoning.