A paintballing session was quickly cancelled at Escarmouche Paintball Centre in Randalstown county Antrim after a South Armagh man turned up to ‘play’ with an improvised rocket launcher, camouflage jacket and balaclava we can reveal.
The 46 year old Crossmaglen man signed up for the paintballing event on Groupon but unfortunately he took the ‘come prepared’ email far to literally.
We spoke with the part-time farmer who told Newry Spud:
“They sent me an email saying ‘come prepared for war’ so I just went into the back garden and dug up my old rocket launcher. I heard thon paintballs are sore when they hit you so I was taking no chances hi.”
It is understood the PSNI took the man away and are carrying out tests on the rocket launcher.