GTA V Launch Gimmick Goes Sideways When Heavily Armed Cops Show Up
from the blurring-the-lines dept
Must have been a Dunkin Donuts promotion, huh? Hey-ohhhh!
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No, it wasn't pastries involved in this raid, it was video games. More specifically, Grand Theft Auto 5, because of course it was. In any case, apparently a retailer in France thought it would be a fun stunt to have their staff dressed up like criminals, thugs, and gang-bangers for the game's launch. The costumes, of course, required replica handguns. Humor, of course, required that passersby immediately call the cops, which resulted in 15 officers descending on the store and scaring the hell out of everyone.
Apparently the retailer forgot the key step of informing local authorities that they were going to be brandishing fake weapons while committing public commerce. You kind of can't do that, unless you want your business on display in all the wrong ways.