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LAPD Officers Raid Video Game Studio

June 03, 2013  | 

Screenshot via KCAL.
Screenshot via KCAL.
Los Angeles Police officers raided a video game studio, after responding to a false burglar alarm and observing a menacing apparent gun-wielding man inside the business.

After entering the business, the officers encountered life-sized Simon "Ghost" Riley, a soldier character from the "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" video game. The life-sized dummy was positioned near a window with a replica AR-type rifle.

The Sherman Oaks business is the home of Robotoki, a video-game development company founded by Roberrt Bowling, who helped create the "Call of Duty" games, reports KCAL.

Surveillance footage from the business shows officers entering the business with their guns drawn.


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Bernie @ 6/3/2013 8:00 PM

This reminds me of one of my first burglar alarm calls. I was new, like only a few days on the job new. It was a dark and stormy night. We had lots of lightning and several alarms came in at businesses. We responded to one business and rolled up expecting to find everything locked up. The training officer went to the back and I went to the front of the auto parts store. I was shocked to find the front door undamaged but unlocked. I radioed Sarge what I found. He maintained a watch on the rear as I entered just enough to check for wet footprints and listen for activity. With gun drawn, I walked to the left to look down the isle. Holy Crap! There was a guy holding the biggest caliber gun I had ever seen! I came really close to drilling a life size cardboard cutout of a guy holding a muffler!

Bluevixen @ 6/3/2013 8:58 PM

I'm confused; how is this an "accidental raid" when officers were responding to a burglar alarm that was deemed false only AFTER their investigation?

Sgt. Mike @ 6/3/2013 10:05 PM

Slow news day? This is a non story that should be in a column of funny calls for service.

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