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McArthur Blankenship | 5 Sep 2009 17:00
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Sniper at Bungie Fools Police

This Friday, police responded to a report of a sniper at Bungie's Seattle studio. Nearby businesses and bystanders reported spotting a man walking down the street carrying a large caliber firearm. Several officers, accompanied by a SWAT team, arrived at the studio only to find that the weapon in question was only a prop used by motion capture actors. Sensing that the area was now safe, and that no Covenant attacks were imminent, the officers went back to doing real police work.

"How was I supposed to know the five foot sniper rifle with a rocket launcher attachment wasn't real?" asked the caller. "The fact that it was being carried by a man wearing Spartan power armor just made the situation seem even more dangerous. How can I be sure of anything after 9/11?"

Police commented that this was a clear cut case of civilians needing more training on fictional firearms. By coincidence, a degree in Fictional Firearms is being offered by the University of Washington next semester.

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