People here in Indianapolis knows the quirky NBA star Ron Artest, the once Pacers player (now known as) Metta World Peace had an interesting morning in Los Angeles was awoken by police.
The authorities that surrounded his Los Angeles home recieved a tip about gun play on World Peace’s property. The police, thinking that the guns were real and not yet aware that the players using the guns were actors shooting a “life on the streets”-styled movie, came out in full force.
World Peace, still clad in pajamas, did the same. From the Los Angeles Times:
“At first when I seen the police, I was like, ‘What the hell is going on? I just got finished watching ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ or whatever that movie is. I’m like, ‘I’m dreaming, I’m dreaming. Is there a terrorist in the building? Do y’all need my help?'”
After a brief conversation with the police, World Peace put on his Cookie Monster pajamas and accompanied them outside.
World Peace was shocked by what he saw.
“Like 20 cops’ cars are outside, like 10 more police,” he said. “My brother had his hands behind his back and [there were] helicopters. The whole Wilshire [Blvd.] was shut down. The street shut down. No cars nowhere.”
World Peace said that once the police realized that the suspects were actors, and that their guns were BB guns, the mood lightened.
Metta went on to call the extemporaneous gunplay of the three actors – including World Peace’s nephew – “irresponsible.”