Eleven fans of the Mad Max movies were arrested this weekend after their convoy of motorcycles and other vehicles surrounding a tanker truck frightened other motorists on Interstate 10 and Loop 410.
Some of the people in the convoy were carrying fake machine guns. Dispatchers received several calls about a "militia" moving toward the city, according to a police report.
... The organizer, Chris Fenner, said he didn't know why anyone would confuse the costumed crew re-creating a scene from Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior -- set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland -- with a real threat.
"I honestly don't know how that could be, because Road Warrior was so over the top," he said. --The Associated Press
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