In grisly gag, Egypt hotel entertainer points toy gun at British tourists

Photos taken by a tourist show a man dressed up in a tuxedo running down the beach with a fake gun in his hand (Photo courtesy of Paul Dodkin)

UK tourists have described their shock after a hotel entertainer at an Egyptian resort pointed a fake gun at their heads a day after the deadly attacks on holidaymakers at a Tunisia resort.

In an apparent skit based on the recurring opening sequence of the popular James Bond movie franchise, photos taken by a tourist show a man dressed up in a tuxedo running down the beach with a fake gun in his hand.

In one of the photos, the worker can then be seen leaning over a sunbathing man and pretending to hold him at gunpoint.

British holidaymaker Paul Dodkin, who took the photos, told UK paper the Daily Mail that he was “disgusted” at the act, which is believed to have taken place twice.

Since the attacks in the Tunisian resort of Sousse last Friday, that left 38 people dead - most of them British – Egypt has stepped up its security procedures, fearing a similar attack in its resort cities of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada.

Egypt’s tourist industry, which has suffered in recent years due to political instability, makes up a major part of the cash-strapped country’s economy.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46
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