Monday, December 7, 2009
SWAT Team Takes Down Man Armed With LEGO Gun
According to the National Post, a Toronto man who happens to be a big LEGO fan, was working in a downtown office on Friday when the replica gun made from LEGO that he’d ordered from online retailer BrickGun arrived. He assembled the model and later closed his office door for a conference call and that’s when someone who could see in his window from a neighboring building called police to report lone man sitting in an office with a gun.
The SWAT team was dispatched and the incident ended with the man cuffed against a wall while six officers armed with assault rifles and shotguns secured the LEGO. Fortunately, no-one was injured and there are no charges pending, but consider it a lesson about what can go wrong when LEGO is put to more nefarious use. Maybe stick to the Star Wars sets next time.