STAMFORD — Two men acting out a scene with one holding what appeared to be a real gun to the other’s head sent police racing to the city’s South End Saturday afternoon.

Sgt. Robert Shawinsky said police officers responded to Henry Street about 4 p.m. Shawinsky said when officers arrived they realized the men were play acting and recording the scene on video.

The gun turned out to be plastic that resembled a semiautomatic Glock. Police seized the real looking gun and were about to leave when they discovered one of the men, Umar Barber, 29, of Stamford, had an active arrest warrant for multiple counts of larceny.

Barber was booked and held in lieu of a $5,000 court appearance bond.