Police arrested four men suspected of brandishing a gun at tennis star Andy Murray – but later realised they were autograph hunters with a tennis racket.
The mix up occurred in north London on Wednesday at around 5pm when the Wimbledon champion was in a car with his agent.
Two men apparently got out of another car and knocked on the window of Murray’s vehicle to ask him to sign the racket before he drove off, but a member of the public thought the racket was a gun and contacted police.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said they received a report of a man with a firearm in a Mercedes car in Swiss Cottage and the vehicle was stopped in Chelsea, west London.
The four men, aged between 21 and 31, were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm and taken into custody, but were later bailed until late January pending further inquiries.
The spokesman added: “A search of the car was conducted and no trace of a firearm was found.”
Murray is currently recovering from back surgery he had in September.
In July, he became the first British man to win Wimbledon for 7 years, although he missed the latter part of the season after undergoing the surgery.
He is recovering alright and that must have been a hilarious scene.
Its Parker baby