LAPD face off with video game character

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The LAPD became the laughing stock of the internet, last week, when its officers had a 15-minutes face-off with a videogame character.

According to Geekscape, an employee at game developer Robotoki accidentally activated the company’s emergency alarm signalling an armed threat in the building. As so happens to be the case at a videogame developer’s office, there was a life-sized statue of Call of Duty character, Simon “Ghost” Riley – replete with assault rifle and tactical gear.

Obedient mannequins always respond to "Freeze, sucker"
Obedient mannequins always respond to “Freeze, sucker”

Upon arriving at the premises the LAPD officers spotted the tango, drew weapons, and demanded the alleged assailant set down his gear.

Thankfully no employees of Robotoki, or dummies, were hurt, and the cops left with a smile after realising what happened.


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Headline image – Geekscape
CCTV capture – Polygon

Christo van Gemert

Christo van Gemert

Eleven years ago Christo started writing about technology for one of South Africa's (then) leading computer magazines. His first review? A Samsung LCD monitor. Hey, it was hot news, back then. Nowadays he gets more excited about photography, cars, game consoles, and faster internet connections. He's sort of an Apple fan, but will take any opportunity to remind you about his Windows-powered home theatre PC and desire to own a vanilla Android tablet.   Currently uses: Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, Apple iPhone 5, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Audiofly AF78 Earphones, Xbox 360, Nikon D50.