Police called to reports of ‘30 masked men smashing up cars’ turned up to discover it was actually a group of actors filming a music video for rapper Shotty Horroh. Distressed neighbours called police after witnessing a group of men wearing balaclavas smashing up cars on Friday afternoon. But when they arrived to the scene, at Multi Car Parts Ltd in Oldham, Greater Manchester, it was soon discovered the group of men were actors filming a music video for Shotty.
Police looked confused as they arrived at the scene, before a member of the production team asked if they wanted to also star in the video.
After it was realised the group had full permission the police officers left the scene.
Shotty, whose real name is Adam Rooney, said: “It was the third day of shooting and on the second day they stuck their nose in. What made me laugh was the fact that they said “30 men” there was 10 maybe 15 at most.
“Furthermore, we were on private land doing what normally happens on there - we were at a scrap yard smashing cars.
The video I'm shooting is for a song called “FUDT” (F*ck Up Da Ting) produced by Mystry and is loosely based on the 1970 Walter Hill movie Warriors.
“We had a bunch of gangs running around Market Street in town. We also had fire breathers and all sorts on set, overall it's been really fun to shoot this project, besides her Majesty’s finest trying to kill time at our expense.”
Waseem Mohammed, owner of Multi Car Parts Ltd, said: “One of our premises is next to a block of flats, somebody must have seen through the window.
“Suddenly a police car came flying, a police man started running towards the garage. He said ‘they are smashing cars up’, but I said they are in my premises. They are allowed.”
A statement on the GMP Royton and Shaw Facebook page said: “30 males wearing balaclavas & stab vests smashing up cars with baseball bats was reported to us this afternoon.
Officers attended the scene to discover this was a group shooting for a music video.
We would like to thank the vigilant caller for bringing this to our attention. But, if you are going to do something that may cause concern to the public, please contact us first on 101.”
With video of the incident.