File this story under: "Could only happen to Metta World Peace."
The Los Angeles Lakers forward revealed Wednesday that he had a run-in this week when police officers mistook actors from his production company for burglars.
The actors, including one man who World Peace said was his nephew, were using a fake shotgun and two fake 9-millimeter guns as props while rehearsing a scene for an Artest Media Group production. After they finished rehearsing, they decided to play around with the fake guns in front of World Peace's condo complex.
Someone called the police, and upon arriving on the scene, the officers handcuffed the actors. When the actors explained their situation, the officers went up to World Peace's door and asked for an explanation.
"At first when I seen the police, I was like, 'What the hell is going on?'" World Peace told the Los Angeles Times. "I just got finished watching 'Zero Dark Thirty' or whatever that movie is. I'm like, 'I'm dreaming, I'm dreaming. Is there a terrorist in the building? Do y'all need my help?'"
World Peace put on his Cookie Monster pajamas and went downstairs to sort things out. He said the situation had become so tense that there were "like 20 cop cars" and a police helicopter outside. Once the police realized that the actors were in fact not robbers, they got a good laugh out of the story.