For UK comedic personality StevoTheMadMan1 (pictured right), a planned a sketch quickly went left when the toy guns he was using was mistaken for real ones by police. According to Mirror the comedian and 3 others were arrested for the sketch. As you will see in the recovered video of the arrest, police can be heard yelling and drawing weapons at the black comedian and entourage. The comedian and crew since then has been released. Coincidentally enough this happens a week after police officer Darren Wilson was not indicted for the shooting of unarmed black teen Mike Brown in the states, as well as a black 12 year-old was shot and killed by an officer in Cleveland while holding a toy gun.
An Instagram stunt went disastrously wrong when four UK comedians were arrested after pulling a prank with a toy gun. The four men were filming a sketch for their Instagram page and YouTube channel when a police officer caught sight of them brandishing the toy guns at each other. One of the men, dressed in a balaclava, holds a gun to his friend’s neck before the officer runs over with his own firearm, yelling at the group. “Drop the gun, drop the gun.”Trying to defend themselves the men protest: “We’re filming, they’re fake guns.” But the police officer isn’t interested until they have surrendered their weapons. “All of you get on the ground.”