Fake gunman threatens bar patrons to sell video game
In an effort to sell copies of the video game "Splinter Cell Evolution," a New Zealand marketing company sent an actor with a fake gun to impress patrons at a bar in Auckland. On April 16, 2010, people sitting outside the Degree bar dived behind tables as the actor dressed as a character from the game threatened them with a plastic gun. The bar's manager later said, "This guy with bandages on his hands pointed a gun at customers sitting outside. They were pretty terrified." The police, who wound up drawing real guns in responding to the situation, weren't amused, either.