Canadian police urged the public to think twice about walking around on rainy days carrying an umbrella made to look like a rifle.
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.