Shoppers in Swindon looked on in amazement yesterday afternoon as a man brandishing a toy gun ran through the city centre bobbing and weaving, taking cover behind litter bins, and firing off imaginary bullets at imaginary targets.
The man sparked quite a scare as he ran into Woolworth's firing off imaginary bullets, where one customer sustained a sprained wrist whilst ducking for cover behind the Pick n Mix counter.
Some minutes later the man appeared in a multi-storey car park firing imaginary bullets at imaginary targets whilst shouting 'ka-pow! Bang Bang!' etc.
The man later vanished into the anonymity of the mean streets of Swindon not to be seen again.
A spokesperson from Swindon Police Station commented: 'I haven't a clue what you're talking about, I only come in here to service the vending machines. I'm not a proper copper.'