From the Los Angeles Times archives is this crazy photograph published on Dec. 18, 1985.
While traveling to an assignment, Times photographer Dave Gatley found that he was following a car in which it appeared that a man was being kidnapped at gunpoint, top. Gatley used his mobile phone to relay a call to Chula Vista police, keeping them informed of the car’s progress for three miles. When the car stopped at Argus Drive-Thru Dairy, 701 Broadway in Chula Vista, police made their move, bottom, only to find that the men, in their 20s, were just fooling around – with a plastic gun. No charges were filed.
The arrest photo is wild as well.