A group of Swedish beard enthusiasts called the Bearded Villains got a surprise visit from the cops on Monday because someone thought they were ISIS. The well-groomed men were driving their hairy chins to some castle ruins outside Stockholm for a fancy beard photo shoot when a passing driver mistook these flag-waving gentlemen for terrorists.
Here's what happened, in the non-villainous Villians' own words:
Yesterday, we had our Bearded Villains flag shoot at a castle ruin called Braehus.
In the middle of the shoot, two cops show up, telling us they got a call from someone saying that they drove past and saw about 30 terrorists waving a ISIS flag.
We had a good laugh with the cops, who had to respond to the call, but quickly saw that we weren't terrorists, out in the middle of nowhere, dressed in formal wear, hugging and laughing.
Phew! Thank goodness these furry-faced lads were able to offset an accusation of terrorism with a good laugh. What the cops were expecting to do had they strolled up to 30 members of ISIS, we will never know, but it's great that this sorta racist story has a storybook ending. To further show how far these guys are from ISIS, here is their real mission statement:
To Unite Bearded Men of all cultures, races and creed in a Brotherhood devoted to Loyalty, Honor and Respect toward all people, Dedicated to the betterment of mankind through fraternity Charity and Kindness
Just look at these guys! They surely mean no harm:
They do pyramids:
And they even help kids:
I am officially growing out my beard to try to become a Bearded Villain.