Canadian police urged the public to think twice about walking around on rainy days carrying an umbrella made to look like a rifle.
The harmless but alarming umbrella brought police to a bus stop in Richmond, B.C., after commuters saw a man who appeared to have a genuine rifle over his shoulder.
There were some tense moments as the mistake was sorted out, and police said things could have ended tragically had the man made a sudden move, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.
"If it appeared that he was actually shouldering the rifle " if our officers believed he was about to fire " I mean, our officers would have no choice," said Richmond RCMP Sgt. Sherrdean Turley.
CBC News said the store where the so-called gunbrella was sold decided to discontinue the line.
DISCUSS AND COMMENT ON THIS STORY Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then 'Add' your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the 'X' in the upper right corner of the comment box.