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Wannabe filmakers arrested in Melbourne, Australia

By brad_lucas     Jun 2, 2008 in Crime
Two wannabe amateur filmmakers got the shock of their lives yesterday when their attempt at amateur film making turned into a major security scare and probable criminal charges.
The two men, aged 44 and 37, were spotted on a roof top car park in downtown Melbourne, Australia, brandishing what appeared to be rifles. They were taking turns posing in "sniper position" with the weapons while the other filmed. They later told police they were trying to recreate a scene from the blockbuster movie "I am Legend", starring Will Smith.
They were spotted by security at a nearby building and police were called immediately.
They had another half-dozen imitation firearms in their possession, police said, and are expected to be charged with possessing firearms without a license.
Senior Sergeant Ian Lindsay called the incident "irresponsible light of other issues in the city recently". The Age newspaper speculates that Lindsay was referring to a confrontation with police in South Melbourne last month where a gunman was shot dead and a police officer injured.
Melbourne has been used as a background by many international movie makers over the past few years - including "Ghost Rider" starring Nicholas Cage - and is home to many independent film makers...these guys just aren't one of them.
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