As reported by the Huffington Post, four men were arrested in West London after they were suspected of brandishing a “gun” at Wimbledon champion Andy Murray only to realize that the four men were Andy’s fans hunting for an autograph with a tennis racket.
The incident occurred on Wednesday evening at around 5 PM. The two men supposedly stepped out of their car and knocked on the window of Murray’s car. They attempted to ask him to sign a tennis racket, but Murray swiftly drove off.
As if that was not enough disappointment for the autograph hunters, a member of the public mistakably believed that the men were holding a gun and phoned the police.
A Scotland Yard police spokesman confirmed they received a report of a man with a firearm in a Mercedes car in Swiss Cottage, Avenue road. The search for the car started immediately, and the car was stopped on Tadema Road in Chelsea. “A search of the car was conducted, and no trace of a firearm was found.” Said the Spokesman.
Nonetheless, the four men aged 21, 26, 27 and 31 were arrested on suspicion that they were carrying firearms and taken into custody. The men were later bailed until late January pending further inquiries.
Murray, who is currently recovering from back surgery, is the first British man to win the Wimbledon for 77 years. Unfortunately, he missed the better part of the season due to the surgery.
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