'Star Wars' Stormtrooper Causes Lock Down At Lynn School
LYNN, Mass. (AP) — A Lynn man is facing charges after he was spotted outside a city elementary school dressed as a "Star Wars" stormtrooper, complete with fake gun.
Police say 40-year-old George Cross donned the white plastic costume and walked outside Brickett Elementary School on Wednesday.
The principal called 911 to report a man with a gun, and the school was briefly locked down.
A police spokesman tells the Salem News the way things are in today's society, "you can't have that" and said Cross "used bad judgment."
Cross was released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty to disturbing a school and loitering at his arraignment Thursday.
Cross said he just bought the costume and was walking through the neighborhood showing friends.
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