VANCOUVER — Two teenagers were arrested after they pretended to attack each other in a fake ax attack.
Police were called to a gas station parking lot for a report of a person wearing a motorcycle helmet and leather jacket attacking another person with an ax before running off, according to Vancouver Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp.
A similar situation was reported to police at about 11 p.m. on Tuesday in the 600 block of Broadway Street. In that incident, which also involved a person chasing another person with an ax, police were not able to find a suspect or an alleged victim, Kapp said.
No injuries occurred in either incident, but in both cases the suspect charged at bystanders, Kapp said, and the unsuspecting victims believed they were about to be attacked with a real ax. Court documents reveal the suspects got within four feet of the victims.
The bystanders, Kapp said, “expressed extreme fear for their lives … They were unaware that it was fake.”