Police in Canada arrested 12 people for filming a TikTok gone wrong
Twelve men in Surrey, B.C. were arrested on Wednesday after filming a TikTok video that involved brandishing firearms, prompting a bystander to call local police.
Surrey RCMP were called to a park near Colebrook road around 7 p.m. in response to a report that a man with a gun had put another man in a headlock and pulled him into the bushes.
It turns out that the men were filming a TikTok video, but officers still arrested all 12 men, who were between the ages of 25 and 30 years-old.
12 men filming a TikTok in Surrey Park were arrested after the video sparked firearm concerns 😳 #Canada #tiktokcanada pic.twitter.com/pd0PFzjRuk— Freshdaily (@freshdaily) July 23, 2020
The men were reportedly carrying two pistol-style airsoft guns, one baseball bat, one camera, and a chair with a rope.
Police ultimately released the men after slapping each of them with a $200 ticket for a bylaw that prohibits carrying an airgun within a park without written permission from a manager.
"Police have a duty to respond to all weapons calls as legitimate public safety concerns," said Cpl. Elenore Sturko in a media release.
"This group of young men put themselves and others at risk as a result of their poor decision making. Airsoft pistols and other replica firearms are best left at home, or better yet, for the safety and well-being of our community, please don't buy one."
From "the skullbreaker" challenge to literally inserting pennies into an electric socket, TikTok has sparked some pretty insane challenges over the years — and hopefully, wielding airsoft guns in public isn't one of them.
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