This image provided by the Glendora Police Department shows a group of student filmmakers Friday Aug. 2, 2013 in Los Angeles. The college filmmakers were using fake guns to shoot a robbery scene at a suburban Los Angeles coffee shop when Los Angeles Police officers arrived thinking it was an actual robbery. The students were allowed to keep the fake weapons and weren’t facing any charges. They were given a lecture by officers about the dangers they created and went on their way. (AP Photo/Glendora Police Department)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — College filmmakers were using fake guns to shoot a robbery scene at a suburban Los Angeles coffee shop when the movie took a scary twist that wasn’t in the script.
Eight police officers were descending on the masked actors. The police were real, with very real guns drawn, and had no idea this was a movie.