Crawley Police took to Twitter to test the eyes of the public, asking whether they could tell if a gun was real or fake.
In a video posted yesterday, Crawley police show what appears to be a black handgun held by an officer.
In the post, they ask: “If you caught a glimpse of this what would you think? Is it real, fake or impossible to tell?”
They called for people to comment with their thoughts and promised to reveal the answer later on.
Later that night, they confirmed the gun had been found during a garage clear out, saying:
“This is an 8mm blank firing semi automatic pistol found during a garage clearance and handed in to us. It will now be destroyed.
“It is the same weight and almost identical to the real thing,” Crawley Police added on their Twitter account.
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