Police display guns used in "fake" kidnapping

4/17/2012

Seeing them in the daylight, the guns are obviously fake...but in the nightime, they looked real and Kelowna RCMP had to respond accordingly.

During a show and tell at the RCMP detachment, Cst. Kris Clark admits you can see the imitation guns are not capable of shooting anything, but the person that called police last night didn't know what was occuring and did the right thing by calling 911.

Clark says the graduation kidnapping prank is a long standing tradition and police know that.

"In years past we haven't had any issue with the grad kidnappings. There is a little frustration involved on our part, because we're not made aware of the kidnappings beforehand, but if we know it's a prank, then all is well and good."

Clark says under no circumstances should imitation guns be used in these types of pranks.

Officers were called to Crossglen Ct. Monday night when a group of young, masked men were seen carrying guns, jumping into vehciles.

Clark says there will probably be no charges laid.

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