It’s been a while since Metta World Peace did something wacky for no real reason, so let’s all enjoy this story of police showing up at his house. From the Los Angeles Times:
“I’m in my underwear and my son says, ‘Hey dad, there’s police at the door,’” World Peace said in an interview with The Times after the Lakers beat the Boston Celtics on Wednesday evening. “So I jump out, I’m nervous. I see these police with rifles and scopes.
“I’m like, ‘What happened?’ I don’t know what’s going on at this point. ‘What happened, what happened?’ And then the police was like, ‘The building is being taken over by guys downstairs.’”
Apparently the guys downstairs were three actors in a movie that World Peace’s company, Artest Media Group, is producing about life on the streets.
Unbeknownst to World Peace, the actors, one of whom World Peace says is his nephew, had decided to rehearse a scene outside of his Westside condo complex the previous evening with a fake shotgun and two fake 9-millimeter guns as props. After the actors finished the scene, they then decided to play with the guns in front of the valet at World Peace’s condo complex.
The men explained the situation to the police, who then knocked on World Peace’s door to verify their story.
“At first when I seen the police, I was like, ‘What the hell is going on?” World Peace said. “I just got finished watching ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ or whatever that movie is. I’m like, ‘I’m dreaming, I’m dreaming. Is there a terrorist in the building? Do y’all need my help?’”
After a brief conversation with the police, World Peace put on his Cookie Monster pajamas and accompanied them outside.
And, of course, this:
“Like 20 cops’ cars are outside, like 10 more police,” he said. “My brother had his hands behind his back and [there were] helicopters. The whole Wilshire [Blvd.] was shut down. The street shut down. No cars nowhere.”
So just to sum things up — Metta World Peace got woken up by a bunch of cops because some actors he was paying were playing with fake guns in the street, then he offered to help the police catch a terrorist because he’d just seen “Zero Dark Thirty” and then he put on some Cookie Monster jammies to offer his assistance. I can’t even tell you what my favorite part of this is because every part is my favorite part. I mean, how do you pick between Cookie Monster PJs and wanting to fight a terrorist? It’s impossible.