Fake snipers spook residents

November 3, 2006
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Wielding fake assault rifles and handguns, six filmmakers on an apartment building rooftop spooked residents on the afternoon of Oct. 22.

Believing the guns to be real, police stormed the rooftop of the 30 Jamaicaway building across from Olmsted Park and busted the crew before discovering the weapons were fake.

The filmmakers ranged in age from 17 to 25, and none have local addresses. All were charged with disturbing the peace.

From a press release.