Tripod Mistaken for Machine Gun Prompts 911 Call.
Police in body armor showed up at an office building in central Pennsylvania after someone from called 911 to report a gunman holding a machine gun. Turns out it was a photographer holding a tripod. The caller thought a machine gun was carried into the building, so police conducted a floor-by-floor search only to find the photographer and her tripod.
Employees at Industrial Resolution, a software firm in the building, took a photo of the responding officers and the photographer, who mugged for the camera. The company posted the image on its Facebook page.
Lancaster police Lt. Todd Umstead says the caller did the right thing that that police would “much rather respond to a call like this” and find nothing than not get a call when someone really has a gun.
And Yes, We too want details on the tripod. Was it a pan head, ball, or gimbal mount? Made by Manfrotto, Gitzo, Benro ? Was it titanium, carbon fiber or aluminium? Let us know what you think. 😉