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Scene straight out of movie results in arrests of three Racine men

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Posted at 2:14 PM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 15:15:00-04

MOUNT PLEASANT — It might have been a scene straight out of a movie, but it resulted in the arrests of three Racine men Thursday.

At about 4 p.m. Thursday, officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department were dispatched to the 2200 block of Clark Street regarding a man with a gun complaint.

Two men reportedly were wearing masks inside of a Jeep, and one was holding a gun, according to the news release.

Officers located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.

The investigation determined the firearm was a replica-type BB gun. A mask, some money and marijuana also were found, police said.

The individuals told officers they were recording a reenactment of the movie, “Belly,” which glorifies drug dealing and robberies.

Police arrested and transported the following to the Racine County Jail with the recommendation of the following charges:

— A 21-year-old from Racine, with possession with intent to deliver THC and disorderly conduct while armed

— A 20-year-old from Racine, with warrants

— A 39-year-old from Racine, with possession of THC as a repeat drug offender and a probation hold.

Caledonia Police Department K-9 Louie assisted with the investigation.