Police are asking members of the public to take care when wearing Halloween costumes involving fake weapons.
“One of the things we ask is, simply use some common sense. Please make your weapon easily identifiable as a replica or a fake if you can,” said Vancouver Police Sergent Brian Montague.
At this time of year, police often respond to calls which turn out to involve imitation weapons.
Montague says toy or not, they must treat weapons calls as if they’re real.
“Please, if you’re going to an event over weekend, that involves you wearing your costume, or wearing your costume, don’t wave fake guns, knives and swords around in your car, because that will generate 911 calls and we have to treat those weapons calls as if they’re real until we actually get that weapon in our hand and determine otherwise,” he said.
Police were joined by paramedics and firefighters today as they asked the public to use sense when enjoying the Halloween weekend.
Revelers are also being reminded that if they planning on letting off fireworks this year, permits are needed within the city of Vancouver.