Los Angeles Police stormed video game company Robotoki headquarters last Friday night in what turned into an armed standoff with a life-sized “Call of Duty” statue.
After an unknown employee hit the ‘panic’ button within the office that immediately alerts police, LAPD entered the game developer’s studio around 7 PM and detained the studio head before centering in on the life-sized Call of Duty ‘Ghost’ statue.
Based on a special forces character from the game, the statue wears military-grade equipment and wields an AR-15.
Visible from outside the offices, the police spotted the realistic statue and assumed it was a big-time hostage/terror situation.
“I was in my office when they arrived and saw them coming up our stairs, guns drawn, ” said studio head Robert Bowling. “They yelled for me to put my hands up and walk towards them slowly, then took me into custody and out of the studio until they cleared the rest of the rooms and floors.”