A crazy jewel heist scene in “NCIS: New Orleans”
; became too real for the actors involved … when the real cops showed up and pointed guns at them … and now they’re suing.
The 2 actors involved in the scene, along with the owner of the jewelry store, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against CBS for misleading them into shooting a realistic “guerrilla-style” armed robbery in broad daylight … without the due leave or give the police and neighbors a warning.
The 3 men claim they were approached by the producers of “NCIS” in October 2017 for filming the robbery, and agreed to do so assuming it was a “traditional television shoot” … with permits, police present and protocols. standard safety.
Instead, the men accuse CBS of failing to inform local authorities and surrounding businesses that the armed robbery scene – set in the middle of a busy New Orleans mall – wasn’t real … and you can imagine what that is. success.
According to the lawsuit … the owner of the shop next to the jewelry store understandably called 911 after seeing the actors jump out of an unmarked van with ski masks carrying realistic-looking assault rifles as they yelled, “This is a robbery!”
This prompted the cops to rush to the scene and point their real weapons at the actors … who say they could have been killed by the officers with a false move.
The 3 men claim the ordeal was terrifying and traumatizing … and they are still feeling the psychological effects. They’re suing CBS for damages.
The network filed the documents to get the case dismissed by the California court, arguing that these were events that took place in Louisiana, so that’s where the case should have been filed. The plaintiffs’ attorneys, Caleb Mason is Alan Jackson, I disagree … saying the show is produced by CBS in L.A.
We have reached out to CBS for comment … so far, no word of reply.