Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Real-life pirate with live parrot on shoulder pulled knife on guard on set of Pirates of the Caribbean

A man dressed as a pirate has threatened a security guard with a knife on the set of the Pirates of the Caribbean film, which is being shot on the Gold Coast in Australia. A member of the public raised the alarm at about 12:30pm on Tuesday.

Police officers were told a man dressed like a pirate with a live parrot on his shoulder threatened a guard on the Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie set at Arundel. No-one was injured and the man ran into nearby bushland.

The dog squad and police officers searched the local area for the man. "Police are looking at CCTV footage to determine the identity of the man," a Queensland Police Service media release said. One man who claimed to be the film's location manager said he did not want to comment on the matter.

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"It's in the hands of the professionals. We can leave it to them," he said. An Arundel local said the situation was not too unbelievable given the high number of people he had been seen attempting to take photos of the set. "I expect lots of people try to get in," he said. Another local said it was a "desperate and dumb" move.

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