Mistaken Arrest in Frankfurt: German Police Detain Stripper Mistaking Toy Gun for Real Weapon
In a case of misunderstanding, police in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, inadvertently apprehended a stripper after receiving reports of an armed individual, only to find out that the alleged firearm was, in fact, a toy.
The incident unfolded on Friday evening when authorities responded to sightings of a “suspicious man” on a street in the city’s Nordend district. The man was described as wearing a US police uniform and donning a helmet, appearing to carry an assault rifle.
Unbeknownst to the police, the individual had been hired as entertainment for a stag party at a nearby pub. Mistaking the toy gun for a genuine weapon, law enforcement swiftly brought the man to the ground and handcuffed him.
However, upon closer examination, it became evident that the firearm was a realistic-looking toy, prompting the authorities to promptly release the individual from custody.
In a statement, the police acknowledged, “The 31-year-old underestimated the formidable impression created by his own attire,” highlighting the unexpected impact of the stripper’s outfit and prop.