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Heists are some of the most exciting and visually breathtaking sequences that a movie can offer fans. From classics like Heat to The Dark Knight to this summer's Logan Lucky and Baby Driver, the idea of a group of crafty criminals banding together to commit grand larceny just seems to resonate with viewers. It is a tried-and-true way to get moviegoing audiences excited about a project, but if you are going to shoot a heist on-location, then you might want to tell people what you are doing, because an actor recently got shot at by the police in Indiana while performing in a heist scene.
The incident took place at the end of last month. A state police officer in Crawfordsville, Indiana was responding to a reported robbery at a local brewery when a potential suspect was seen exiting the building wearing a mask and holding a gun. Quickly responding to what he perceived to be a real armed suspect, the officer drew his weapon and fired over the actor when he turned (fake gun still in-hand). Although the man told him he was working on the set of a movie, the officer continued to approach the situation cautiously until the crew could legitimately prove that the police had walked onto a live film set and not a real robbery.
According to the Associated Press report on the incident, neither the production company responsible for the film nor the brewery where the event took place informed local authorities that a movie would shoot in the location. As a result, the police officer had to respond to the reported robbery and take it as seriously as the real deal.
Check out the officer's body cam footage from the incident below to see the entire event play out for yourself. Fair warning: although it's SFW, it is also pretty intense, nonetheless.
At the end of the day, nobody was hurt as a result of this ordeal, but I think it is safe to say that everyone involved in the production of this Indiana-based film will likely fill out the proper paperwork before trying to film another robbery sequence in broad daylight.
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