The downfall of a local retail outlet and a major economic threat to Independence, Missouri takes a turn for the absurd on Sunday.
To wit . . .
TOY GUN SCARE AT INDEPENDENCE CENTER PROVOKES POLICE LOCKDOWN!!!
Given the recent spate of gunfire at this embattled location, we can't fault police for taking precautions.
Moreover, other than buying a present for youngsters (which wouldn't have caused suspicion at all -- Also, I don't think they sell toy guns at the mall anymore), it's tough explaining the circumstances that would necessitate a dude carrying a toy gun.
Check the description . . .
"According to the Independence Police Department, officers went to the food court for a disturbance involving possibly armed subjects. Three adult men were taken into custody. Officers have determined that they were carrying toy guns. No real guns were located. No shots were fired."
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Developing . . .