August 1, 2014

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Playstation controller causes gun scare at admin building

ELYRIA — A man was taken down at gunpoint in downtown Elyria this morning after a caller reported seeing a man with a gun in the parking deck of the county administration building.

Police and sheriff’s deputies searched the parking deck and administration building before stopping the man and taking him down to the ground in front of the old court house.

Sticking out of his pocket, however, wasn’t a gun, but a PlayStation controller.

The caller, who had apparently thought she got a good look at the supposed gun, reported that it was a “.380-model” semiautomatic handgun.

The man with the PlayStation controller was released at the scene.