Fake Robbery in Music Video Brings Real Charges

Eight men charged in New Orleans after police raid
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2011 6:18 PM CDT
A fake robbery has brought real criminal charges to eight men in New Orleans.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – After an alert passerby in New Orleans spotted an armed robbery in progress at a convenience store, police stormed onto the scene and ... discovered it was all part of a music video. Given that some of the fake robbers were carrying unloaded guns, police were not amused. They charged eight men (including the store clerk, who was in on the video) with misdemeanor criminal mischief, reports the Times-Picayune. "This was not smart," said an angry sheriff, who strongly advocated the use of film permits next time.

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