Cops Advise Store Lockdown in Response to Star Wars Storm Trooper

Police admonish filmmakers on the “potential consequences of their actions in public”
Cops Advise Store Lockdown in Response to Star Wars Storm Trooper

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by Infowars.com | July 2, 2014


The presence of a man dressed in a Star Wars storm trooper outfit prompted police in Salina, Kansas to lock down a business on Monday.

A business owner and a second man mistook the plastic gun the storm trooper was carrying for an AK-47 and called 911.

The police advised the owner to lockdown his business despite the fact open carry is legal in Salina.

Numerous police were dispatched and discovered the man, identified as Christopher Burns, wearing the storm trooper outfit. It turned out Burns, who is known as “Star Wars Sam,” was shooting a short video for the Vine website.

According to KAKE, a television station in Wichita, Kansas, police informed the filmmakers on the “potential consequences of their actions in public.”

“Star Wars is such an iconic image, I was a little bit surprised that someone would see a Stormtrooper and fear when you know it’s been around since the 70′s,” Burns told KSAL, a news radio station in Salina.


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