In a larger sense, these two stories are quite related:
The Dayton Police Department is lowering its testing standards for recruits.
Police in Roanoke, Virginia, shut down a shopping mall because they mistook an umbrella for a rifle.
OK, everybody, watch very, very closely. There may be a test. (Though failing it will not be held against you -ed.)
This, is a rifle:
If you carry one of these through a department store you look like Machine Gun Kelly.
This, is an umbrella:
If you carry one of these through a department store you look like Gene Kelly.