Crawfordsville, IN – New bodycam video has been released which shows a police officer shooting at what appears to be an armed robber, but turned out to be an actor who was filming a robbery scene for a movie (video below.)
Neither the production company or bar owners where to filming took place bothered to call the police to let them know that they were filming an armed robbery scene.
The incident happened September 26 when a 911 caller reported an armed robbery in progress at Backstep Brewery on North Green Street. The caller reported seeing a man enter the bar while wearing a ski mask and holding a gun.
Officers arrived and saw the man backing out of the door while holding a gun. The film crew was all inside of the bar, and there was no indication that anybody was filming.
“He was the only person that backed out, the only one that came out and he was in a ski mask and holding a weapon. Whether it’s real or not, you don’t know that at the time,” ISP Sgt. Kim Riley told FOX 59.
The officers ordered the man to drop his gun, and instead he turned towards officers while raising the gun.
“When you’re told to do something, the one thing you don’t do is turn towards police while you’re holding a gun,” Sgt. Riley said.
An officer fired a shot, and the man dropped the gun and took off his mask.
“We’re doing a movie,” the actor said.
“Excuse me?” the apparently confused officer responded.
Others on the film crew then came out to straighten out the situation.
Nobody was injured in the shooting.
You can see the shooting video below: