Lion King Prop Maker Arrested for Trying to Print a 3-D gun


Sarah Luoma

Officers from the Midtown South precinct arrested 47-year-old Ilya Vett on Friday afternoon. The Lion King prop maker was taken into custody by police after he is accused of printing a 3-D gun.

Per the NY Post, police made their way into the Minskoff Theatre where the musical was being rehearsed on West 45th Street around 12:30 p.m. in pursuit of Vett.

The Brooklyn resident was said to be in the middle of printing the gun when officers arrived.

The type and style of gun Vett is accused of printing was “a hard black plastic object” that is “shaped like a revolver,” an officer is the case stated.

The Lion King prop maker told police that the gun is a gift for his brother.

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