02-22-2013, 06:49 PM
In the Paint
Join Date: Dec 2007
Metta awakened by Police
Police called to home of Metta World Peace over gunplay - CBSSports.com
The cops got called to Metta World Peace's house earlier this week after some actors, one of whom is related to him, started "playing" with fake guns after they rehearsed a scene for a movie. The cops showed up, a lot of them, and they had to wake up MWP. In his pajamas. From the L.A. Times, here's Metta's side of it. (I apologize for the lengthy blockquote, but trying to put this thing into context is impossible):
"I'm in my underwear and my son says, 'Hey dad, there's police at the door,'" World Peace said in an interview with The Times after the Lakers beat the Boston Celtics on Wednesday evening. "So I jump out, I'm nervous. I see these police with rifles and scopes.
"I'm like, 'What happened?' I don't know what's going on at this point. 'What happened, what happened?' And then the police was like, 'The building is being taken over by guys downstairs.'"
The men explained the situation to the police, who then knocked on World Peace's door to verify their story.
"At first when I seen the police, I was like, 'What the hell is going on?'' World Peace said. "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.
"The police was laughing," he said. "It was funny but it was irresponsible on the actors' part because you do the scene and that's it. They didn't understand that after you do the scene, you put the stuff away."