A man dressed in a Halloween costume that resembled an ISIS gunman threw a Nebraska shopping mall into a panic.
Families scattered when they saw a man wearing a black cape and head covering carry a fake rifle and black luggage into Omaha's Oak View Mall.
"It was a packed place, there were kids everywhere," mom Desirae Anson told KETV. "Anything really could have happened."
Mall security guards called police, but the costumed figure disappeared before he was apprehended.
Later Hugo Mendoza, dad of two daughters, recognized himself in the viral photo of his costume and explained his costume had been misunderstood and was supposed to be an armed nun from the movie "The Town."
"I was there to have a good time with my daughters and my girlfriend. I wasn't there to scare little kids or make people feel uncomfortable," he said.