CHAPTER 7

Shooting Your Shootout

Sgt. Paul Paulos, a police spokesman, said the four people on the scene were arrested for aggravated assault because the incident threatened residents in the area … Paulos said the moviemakers didn’t have a permit and didn’t notify police or residents of the 11 a.m. movie shoot, which apparently involved staging a two-car accident and a gun fight. Paulos said the moviemakers had two replica pistols and an Airsoft pellet pistol that “looked very real.” They also had a 35 mm camera. But they didn’t take the necessary precautions, he said. “It’s not OK to run around with a gun visible making your own stage scene,” Paulos said.

—Richard Chin, Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minnesota) September 28, 2012

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