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Police relieve actor of his fake gun

SAN FRANCISCO — When police ordered him to drop his gun, the masked man who appeared to be robbing a San Francisco convenience store didn't comply — because he was holding a plastic prop.

That led to a few tense moments when officers inadvertently walked in on a television show filming Wednesday.

Film coordinator Yasmine Yoshida told the San Francisco Chronicle that the robbery was staged for an episode of the Japanese show "World's Most Interesting Footage."

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But the fake robbery at Alpha Market prompted a 911 call to police, who responded with weapons drawn.

According to the police report, officers overpowered the actor after he ignored their orders.

Yoshida says the film crew had all the proper permits and a good relationship with the owner of the market, where they've filmed before.

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