Stranger Things star caught up in attempted robbery on set

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Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard was once caught up in an attempted robbery while directing his short film Night Shifts.

Released in 2020, the premise of Night Shifts sees a masked burglar holding up a convenience store only to discover that the clerk is an old friend from school.

Asked about a rumoured anecdote from his time on set by Hot Ones host Sean Evans, Wolfhard explained: "While we were shooting the robbery scene, a guy came in with like a fake... he like wielded a fake gun together through like bike springs.

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"It was the weirdest thing ever and he came in brandishing this fake gun and [actor Artoun Nazareth], the guy who is playing the burglar, turned around with his fake gun, and they were just pointing fake guns at each other like a standoff.

"I was sitting there directing and I was like, 'What's going on?' and I kind of peeked out and saw this standoff happening," the Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire star continued.

Apparently, the thief then made a quick exit and Wolfhard tried to brush over what had just unfolded by getting back to work.

"I was like, 'Cool, let's move on'. And everyone was like, 'No! What the f**k just happened?!'. It was nuts."

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Nazareth recounted the ordeal during an interview with Sonder Magazine.

"I have the prop gun in my hands and then the door opens," he said in 2021. "Obviously, I'm not thinking, 'Yeah, let me stop this guy and point my gun at him', and it looks like he's pointing something at me, so I move towards him and I'm thinking to myself, 'Does he have a gun? No, I don't think so. What’s happening?'

"Finn and the rest of the crew couldn't be around the area I was being shot in for the scene, so they didn't see him come in. I didn't really know what was going on regardless because it's not like he came in and said, 'I'm robbing the place', and then he just left!

"Of course, it's nothing to joke about. There are shootings going on regularly in this country and it's scary, but it was such a weird, shocking little moment."

Stranger Things seasons 1-4 are now streaming worldwide on Netflix.

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