Cops Responding to Alarm Hit Wrong Door, Cuff Developers

Police responding to a report of a burglary inadvertently went to the wrong door and handcuffed a group of game developers.

Denver-based IllFonic was the recipient of the unwarranted armed visit, which GamePron details on their website. The developer’s studio is right next to a medical marijuana dispensary, which was where the alarm was triggered from (probably not the first time or the last either). GamePron also has an embedded YouTube video of the whole incident as captured by a surveillance camera. The developers were cuffed, but quickly released once their identities were verified.

The IllFonic team was remarkably forgiving about the incident, thanking the officers for their quick response and writing that, “In their [the cops] defense, our address and logo is on the front door, and they came to our back door.”

IllFonic is currently at work on a game called Ghetto Golf, which MTV described as “Grand Theft Auto meets Tiger Woods PGA.”

At the very least they will get some free press for their game, so it’s not a total loss.

|Via Bluesnews|

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    sharpshooterbabe says:

    This is hilarious! 😀 Ghetto Golf!? !?!?! Okkaaaayyyyyyy.



    "It’s better to be hated for who you are, then be loved for who you are not." – Montgomery Gentry

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    Neeneko says:

    *nods* I used to work in a dev house where that happened now and then.  I think in general if people do not look like they are about to flee and the cops are not nervous, they take their time and assess the situation rather then immediately escalating.   Escalation is how peaceful situations turn deadly and most (at least well trained) cops work hard to avoid it.

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    SeanB says:

     If i ran a medical marijuana dispensary, i’d post a sign outside the door that said "Average police response time to this location, 2 minutes. Come back when you are sober and you’l have a better chance"

    But back on topic, i’d be pissed if the police handcuffed me at gunpoint. Sure they’re just doing their jobs, but there needs to be some common sense here. If you respond to an alarm, and the guy answers the door, you don’t need to be putting the cuffs on at gunpoint. They’re probably telling you the truth.

    I say this because this actually happened where i work. A new employee punched the wrong keys into the pad, and the alarm went off. When the police showed up he was outside waiting for them, or his boss, whichever arrived first. It was the cops, and they *SURPRISE* assumed that if he waited, he wasn’t the bad guy.

    Makes sense, no?

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    Thad says:

    The toughest part is deciding which Chief Wiggum reference to make.

    I think the Cops: Springfield opening titles bit is probably the best one to go with on this one.

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