Scientology cancels planned mock FBI raid on downtown building - 2017-06-26
CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology planned to film a mock FBI raid on a downtown building Monday afternoon, but the actors and cameras never showed up to the location disclosed to the city.
Church officials first notified the Clearwater Police Department on Friday that unarmed actors would be wearing FBI T-shirts and carrying boxes from one of two possible locations for a "film project."
Lt. Michael Walek confirmed in an email to officers on Monday the mock raid would take place at 3 p.m. at 305 N Fort Harrison Ave. The site, a privately owned, one-story building, is a couple of blocks to the east and north of The Sandcastle, a Scientology retreat on the downtown waterfront.