Christopher Burns, 27, was outside of a business shooting a video for a website. A veteran who was in the area mistook his plastic gun for an AK-47 rifle and the police were called while the business went into lock-down mode.
Police arrived and determined that Burns, aka "Stormtrooper Sam," did not pose a threat and let him go.
Burns was a little surprised at the reaction to his suit.
"Star Wars is such an iconic image, I was a little bit surprised that someone would see a stormtrooper and fear when you know it's been around since the '70s," Burns told KSAL. "They were really cool and as soon as I told them what I was doing they were really nice about it."
He posts photos of himself in the suit on Twitter and uploads Vine videos.