Downtown Digital Design Firm's Offices Invaded by Police Over a Lego Gun

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    Downtown Digital Design Firm's Offices Invaded by Police Over a Lego Gun

    This is pretty outrageous. I can't think of anything witty to add myself, so here's an excerpt from the news article.

    It would be funny if it wasn't so outrageous...


    Once they confirmed I wasn’t packing any Lego heat, I walked backwards towards them, was then cuffed, pulled into the stairwell and thrown against the wall."
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    Downtown Digital Design Firm's Offices Invaded by Police Over a Lego Gun - Torontoist


    Pretty crazy!

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    This is Canada, I am not suprised.
    http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/loc...03?hub=Toronto
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    It's sad that things have come to this, but the guy (Bell) is right.

    Admittedly, the gun, purchased from BrickGun, an online retailer that specializes in Lego replicas of firearms, looked pretty realistic. Bell thinks someone living in one of the apartments with windows facing teehan+lax's building, at 460 Richmond Street West, might have called in the tip after seeing him wave around the suspicious chunk of plastic from a distance.

    "I understand why," he said. "It looks legit. You see a guy in an office with the door closed, putting something together, it looks like a gun. I get it."

    Constable Tony Vella of the Toronto Police Service later confirmed to CTV that this was precisely the case. "We have to take all the gun calls seriously because we don't know what we're getting involved in," he told them.
    There have been more than enough 'guy with a gun' instances at public buildings including office buildings & places of employment to warrant this manner of concern and response. Regardless of the countrys social policies be the Canadian or US.

    Bell goes on to state;

    "So we're sitting there just playing some games," he said, "and probably like an hour or two later, around seven o'clock or so, I could hear screaming in the elevator." He took off his headphones and went to investigate.

    "I'm thinking it's some kind of domestic dispute outside, until I heard my own name. And then it's like: oh ****, that's not good."
    This too is sadly a reasonable assumption again considering modern world reality and events that have transpired in recent times.

    In this case I as along with Bell see why the police responded as they did, and sadly I support their activity.

    It's come to be that way these days and I do not expect it to get better. :|
    Thus yet another reason to where lawful be armed for your own personal security AND to understand that even a facsimile can be misconstrued as being an arm.

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