Airsoft Gun Players Prompt Warning Near North Pole

A posting on Facebook has been warning of "armed prowlers" around homes in the North Pole area but Alaska State Troopers say the reality is a lot less threatening.

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by Associated Press

FAIRBANKS- A posting on Facebook has been warning of "armed prowlers" around homes in the North Pole area but Alaska State Troopers say the reality is a lot less threatening.
Troopers say two men paying with Airsoft guns were mistaken for armed suspects.
Airsoft guns shoot plastic pellets propelled by springs or compressed air.
Photos of men were posted online. One showed a picture of a man carrying a pistol. The posting warned that he had been spotted near Plack and Dawson roads.
Troopers tracked down the men, who were embarrassed to admit they were playing with the replica weapons and had strayed onto private property.
Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen says they promised not to do it again.